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Kallazhagar Festival Schedule 2023 - Alagar Kovil Festival 2023 Dates

Chithirai festival of Alagar Kovil celebrated for ten days and is associated with the famous visit of Kallazhagar to Madurai. Kallazhagar Festival Schedule 2023 is from May 4 to May 8, 2023. The most important date is May 5. As part of the festival, Kallazhagar starts from Alagar kovil in the form of Kallar and reaches Madurai on Pournami (Full Moon day). Here he steps into Vaigai River in his horse vahanam. Millions of devotees arrive to visit this famous event. "Ethir Sevai" festival is celebrated on the day before Alagar steps into river Vaigai. People of Madurai welcome Kallazhagar as part of the festival.

Alagar Kovil Festival Dates

When Alagar returns, Vandiyur Dasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of Vaigai River.

After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

The next morning Alagar in the form of Kallar returns to Alagar kovil in 'Poo Pallakku'(Palanquin decorated with flowers).

Note - All the festival dates need to be verified with the temple as official dates are not made available online on official websites.

Kallazhagar Festival Schedule 2023

1 May 2023 
Kallalagar Kodai Urchavam Begins 

May 4, 2023
Thallakulathil Ethir Sevai

May 5, 2023
Sri Kallazhagar Vaigai Aatril Ezhuntharural - 1000 Ponsaprathudan - Night Saithyobacharam at Vandiyur

May 6, 2023
Thirumalirunsolai Sri Kal Azhagar - Vandiyur Thenur Mandapam
Sesha Vahanam in Morning
Garuda Vahanam in the Afternoon
Moksham for Manduga Maharishi
Dasavathara Katchi at Ramarayar Mandapam at Night

May 7, 2023
Mohini Avatharam (Morning)
Night Kallazhagar Thirukolam in Pushpa Pallakku at Mysore Mandapam

May 8, 2023
Sri Kallazhagar Thirumalai Eluntharural