Significance of Panguni Uthiram/Phalgun !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

There are several interesting myths associated with this propitious day of Panguni Uthiram.


Goddess Sri Parvati was born as a daughter to King Himavan and Menavathi, she underwent severe austerities worshipping Lord Shiva and attained Lord as her husband on this auspicious day.  Lord Kamadeva created impediments to Lord Shiva’s penance was burned into ashes.  Goddess Rathidevi, wife of Lord Kamadeva underwent severe austerities and worshipped Lord Shiva; eventually Rathidevi regained Lord Kamadeva on this day.



Goddess Sri Kamakshi sanctified a Linga with the raw sand on the river banks at Kanchipuram/Thirukachi Ekambam and worshipped Lord Shiva.  Lord was pleased at the devotion of Goddess Sri Kamakshi and married her.



Lord Shiva incarnated as Lord Somasundareswarar and married to Goddess Sri Meenakshi at Madurai/Thiru Alavai on this auspicious day.



Lord Rama’s marriage to Goddess Sri Sita took place on this promising day.  Consequently, Lakshman, Bharatha and Shatrugna were married to Urmila, Mandavi and Shruthikeerthi respectively.


Idumbaban, a passionate devotee of Lord Subramanya introduced Kavadi, a vibrant method of worship to Lord Subramanya on this day.


Lord Subramanya was married to Goddess Sri Deivayanai at Thirupparamkundram on this propitious day.


Goddess Sri Andal a passionate devotee of Lord Vishnu married to Lord Ranganatha on this most favorable day.



Lord Ayyappan was born to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu while Lord Vishnu incarnated as Mohini.  The very purpose of the brith of Lord Ayyappa was to vanguish the demon Mahishi and brings peace on Earth. 


Sage Markandeya worshipped Lord Shiva and Lord was pleased at the devotion of Sage Markandeya and blessed with immortality.  In due course, Lord Yama who was rushed to take away the life of Sage Markandeya was thrashed by Lord Shiva on this day.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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