Agni Natchathiram 2023 Start and End Date
As per Tamil Calendar, in 2023 Agni Natchathiram starts on Thursday, 4th May at 3:14 AM IST, and ends on Sunday, 29th May at 10:24 AM IST.
About Kathiri Veyil
Agni Natchathiram, Agni Nakshatram, Kathiri Veyil, Agni veyil, Agni Karthi all are same. It is also known as akni natsathiram, Katthhir and Kartari.
Agni Natchathiram is a 21 Days period when sun passes through the Krithika (Krittika) Nakshatra.
It is a peak summer season that is why this period called as Agni Natchathiram.
When sun passes through 3rd and 4th quarter of Bharani Natchathiram, All quarters of Krittika Natchathiram and 1st quarter of Rohini Natchathiram is considered as Agni Nakshatram.
As per Panchanga, it is considered as each Nakshatra has 4 quarters.
Agni Natchathiram Story in Tamil
Rituals & Importance of Agni Natchathiram
The festival holds great significance among the devotees of Lord Murugan, warrior God.
Especially in Palani one of the Arupadai Veedu temple of Lord Murugan, the festival is celebrated with great joy. Devotees flock to the temples during the Agni Natchathiram period.
Some devotees even perform Pradakshina to the Girivalam, the holy hill in Thiruvannamalai.
In most of the temples, Abhishekam to the deities will be performed with earthen pot water, soaked in “Vetiver”.
People considered Agni Natchathiram as inauspicious. So, they avoid performing House warming ceremonies, marriages and any other auspicious ceremonies.
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