Dazzling Lord Aarumugaswamy @ Sooran por 2010

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Strictest Fast

“Kantha Shashti” is observed in the Tamil month of “Aippasi”, which falls either in October or November on the new moon. Hindus all around the world fast for six days for Lord Murugan. This year Kantha Shasti was observed from 6th of November to 12th of November.

Devotees of Lord Murugan have a fast for six days during these days. It’s unlike any other fast; devotees stick to the strictest fast which is called “Upavaasam” (total fast). The seventh day is known as “Paaranai”, which falls tomorrow (12 of November 2010).

Sooran Por was held today (11th of November 2010) at Naattukkottai Nagaraththaar Sri Kathirvelaayuthaswamy temple (New Kathiresan temple) in Bambalapitty.

Devotees in large numbers gathered to celebrate the victory of evil spirit

Weapon in War

Brass Vel (Lance) is decorated for the festival

Dressed Up

Dazzling Lord Aarumugaswamy for the festival at dusk

Tour de Bamba

Soorapathman is taken on a parade in Bambalapitty

Various Tricks

Soorapathman is using various tricks to win the war against Lord Aarumugaswamy

First Defeat

As Soorpathman is being defeated by Lord aarumugaswmay

Be in a Circle

Soorapathman is drawing a circle on the ground during the fight with Lord Aarumugaswamy and orders him to be in the circle

Never Give Up

Despite many defeats Soorapathman keeps fighting with Lord Aarumugaswamy while using many tactics

End of the Battle

Head of Soorapathman is being handed over to Aarumugaswamy at the end of the fierce battle

As Witnesses

Devotees gather in large numbers at Naattukkottai Nagaraththaar Sri Kathirvelaayuthaswamy temple (New Kathiresan temple) in Bambalapitty to witness the war amidst an unpredictable weather

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One Comment

  1. Arun says:

    Delightful. Thank you