When sun or ‘surya’ passes through the ‘Krittika’ star during this period of Agni Nakshatram. This period is devoted to Lord Murugan and celebrated as Agni Nakshatram festival.The period of Agni Nakshatram is also famously known as ‘Agni Nakshatra’. The period of Agni Nakshatram marks the onset of summer season and In the Gregorian Calendar it corresponds to the month of May-June. It is a time of hot summer season in the Southern state and that time it is believed to be inauspicious. That time of hot summer season is Known as Agni Nakshatram Dosha. In various places Palani, Tirruttani, Palamuthirsolai, Swamimalai and Tiruchendur in all these temples special festivals and rituals are performed during the time of Agni Nakshatram.
Significance of Agni Nakshatram Ends :-
In India mainly the people of Southern state they believed that the period of Agni Nakshatram of 21 days is inauspicious. When sun passes through to the 3rd and 4th quarters of Bharani Nakshatra, during the period of Agni Nakshatram all the 4 quarters of star Krittika and the first quarter of Rohini star. This period is also known as ‘kartari’ and ‘katthiri’.
- In that time of Agni Nakshatram it is observed that any journey undertaken will not be fruitful, diseases will take longer to cure.
- During this time money given and will not be returned and such other unpleasant events.
- During the ancient times there is a common believe that time of Agni Nakshatram was not chosen for performing auspicious events.
- During the time of Agni Nakshatram owing to the intense heat wave that strikes.
Important Timing On Agni Nakshatram Ends
|Sunrise||May 04, 2020 5:55 AM|
|Sunset||May 04, 2029 6:52 PM|
Rituals During Agni Nakshatram Ends :-
- This festival is celebrated to worship the God “kartikeya” who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and also Known by the names of ‘Murugan’, ‘Palani’,’Subrahmanyam’, or ‘kumaraswamy’.
- In Tamil Nadu during the time period of Agni Nakshatram people observed this day is a grand festival dedicated to Lord Murugan.
- For the spiritual health and benefits there is a custom of taking one round around the hill of ‘Giri Veedi’ in the morning and evening time.
- It is believed that the kadamba trees (the chosen Flora of Lord Murugan) offers healing prosperities to the Walker.
- For ‘Abhishekam’ of their Divinity some devotees collect water from the Cauvery River.
- The water-bearers are followed by musicians and fold dancers.
- The whole procession turns out to be very colorful.
Agni Nakshatram Ends festival dates between 2017 and 2027
|2017||Sunday, 28th of May|
|2018||Monday, 28th of May|
|2019||Wednesday, 29th of May|
|2020||Thursday, 28th of May|
|2021||Friday, 28th of May|
|2022||Saturday, 28th of May|
|2023||Monday, 29th of May|
|2024||Tuesday, 28th of May|
|2025||Wednesday, 28th of May|
|2026||Thursday, 28th of May|
|2027||Saturday, 29th of May|