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Chithirai Thiruvizha 2020 at Madurai Meenakshi Temple - Madurai Meenakshi Temple Chariot Festival Schedule 2020

Chithirai Thiruvizha is one of the most important annual festivals held at the world famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple at Madurai in Tamil Nadu.Madurai Meenakshi Temple Chariot Festival Schedule 2020 dates are from April 25 to May 6. Pattabhishekam of Goddess Meenakshi is on May 2, 2020. Celestial Wedding or Thirukalyanam of  Lord Sundareswarar with Goddess Meenakshi is on May 4, 2020. The Car festival is on May 5, 2020. The festival is celebrated for 12 days during the Tamil month of Chithirai or Chithirai (April – May). Chithirai Thiruvizha ends on May 6, 2020.

Chithirai Thiruvizha begins with flag hoisting ceremony - April 25, 2020

Thikvijayam or the procession of Meenakshi Sundarambal is on May 3, 2020.

Chariot Festival At Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The most important rituals associated with the festival are -
  • the coronation or Pattabhishekam of Meenakshi Amman on the eighth day,
  • procession of Goddess Meenakshi on the ninth day,
  • Thirukalyanam or celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar on the tenth day,
  • the car festival on the 11th day and
  • the Theertha festival is celebrated on the 12th day with the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi going round Masi streets and blessing the devotees.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Festival Schedule 2020

April 25, 2020
Chithirai Thiruvizha Kodiyetram Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting)
Karpaga Vriksham, Simha Vahanam

April 26, 2020 
Bootha, Anna Vahanam

April 27, 2020 
Kailasa Parvatham, Kamadhenu Vahanam

April 28, 2020 
Thanga Pallakku

April 29, 2020
Vedar Pari Leelai - Thanga Kuthirai Vahanam

April 30, 2020
Saiva Samaya Sthabitha Varalatru Leelai
Rishaba Vahanam

May 1, 2020
Nandeeswarar, Yali Vahanam

May 2, 2020
Madurai Meenakshi Pattabhishekam
Velli Simhasana Ula

May 3, 2020
Madurai Meenakshi Digvijayam
Indira Vimana Ula

May 4, 2020
Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding)
Yanai Vahanam, Pushpa Pallakku

May 5, 2020
Thiru Ther - Therottam or Ratha Utsavam Chariot Festival)
Sapthavarna Chapram

May 6, 2020
Theertham, Velli Virutchaba Sevai



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