Festival of Apathsahayar Temple
Apathsahayar Temple celebrates the festival of Saptha Stanam every year during the month of April, drawing hordes of pilgrims who stand as a witness to the unique festivity that adds charm and allure to the pilgrimage centre, sacrosanct in nature. Seven glass palanquins from seven different places at Tiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur congregate at this site. A grand procession of these palanquins organised close to the car stand, carrying the enshrined deities of the respective temples, are a treat to the eyes. The most captivating ritual of the festival is the Poochorithal (flower festival) where the central deities in the palanquins are proffered flowers by a doll. After the conclusion of the Poochorithal, the palanquins depart for the respective temples namely, Aiyarappar temple in Thiruvaiyaru, Apathsahayar Temple in Tirupazhanam, Odhanavaneswarar Temple located in Tiruchotruthurai, Vedapuriswarar Temple situated in Thiruvedhikudi, Kandeeswarar Temple in Thirukkandiyur, Puvananathar Temple positioned at Thirupanturuthi and Neyyadiappar Temple.
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