Panguni Pongal celebrated

Panguni Pongal Lite Version Celebrated

Sivakasi celebrates Panguni Pongal Lite Version in Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Mariamman Thirukovil, on 18th April 2021, Sunday. Every year a week before the celebration, numerous shops were placed around the temple. But this year due to COVID second wave shops were placed a day before pongal. Majority of the offices and industries declared local holidays for 3 days. Sivakasi Mariamman Kovil has been decked up with festoons, flowers, lights and banners for the Sivakasi Panguni Pongal Festival. Sivakasians prepared and offered pongal for Mariamman from kodiyetram date onwards. Due to COVID second wave some devotees offered agni chatti nerthikadan, before flag hoisting ceremony. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a simple and in a systematic manner. Sprinklers were used to sanitize devotees before being allowed entry. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. Paadha Kanikai, muthu poduthal were offered by the devotees to Lord Mariamman. Some devotees carried out Aayiramkan Paanai. Majority of Sivakasians, in their home prepared traditional Kathirikaai and Murungaikaai Puli Kulambu.

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