Chennai ( Tamil Nādu ): “Panguni Utsavam” is the annual 10-day long grand festival celebrated by the ancient and most visited Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai, which attracts devotees of God Shiv and the general public from all parts of the country and beyond. For the last 2 years, this could not be held due to covid; and the void was magnified many times over this year with resounding ripples of enthusiasm and devotional fervour in the devotees’ circle.
This year Brahma Kumaris, Mylapore branch affiliated to the Chennai Adyar center organised a 3-day grand mela, during the Panguni Utsavam”, in which “SAHASRALINGA DARSHAN” ( Thousand ling display ) was displayed for public at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple Playground, Mylapore daily. The Sahasralingam is set to captivate the image of a thousand Lingams which is the highlight of this event.
This event was inaugurated by o Rajayogini Dr. BK Muthumani (Director – BK Adyar, Chennai), along with the following guests:
Sambamoorthy Sivachariyar, Retired Head-priest of Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Auditor Dr. J. Balasubramanian, Canara Bank, Dr. B. Ganesh, Director, Jaya Eye Care Foundation, Mr. Rama Reddy, Himayam Builders, Mr. Parthasarathy, Secretary Kalyan Nagar Association, Mrs. Janani Maninan Selvam, Mrs. Revathy Parameshwar, Head Mistress, P.S. senior secondary school, Mylpore were also present.
Along with “Sahasralinga Darshan”, the guests inaugurated the Rajayoga Exhibition, Tree of Values, Audio Visual Show, Meditation Room and Letter to God Stalls which are other highlights of this event.
The 1st day of the event is called “Arupathu Moovar” where idols of the 63- Saivite Nayanmars are taken in procession along with Lord Shiva. About 2 lakh people from Chennai and nearby districts visited Mylapore on this day and our stall also had more than 10,000 visitors on this day.
The 2nd and 3rd days also witnessed devotees continuously visiting the Sahasralingam and other stalls. Every evening, there was a spiritual lecture organised for the devotees.
The event ended with a musical concert by the Renowned Singer Dr. Sirkazhi. G. Sivachidambaram and Mrs. Sudha Hari Krishnan.
Overall, devotees showed keen interest not only in the ‘darshan’, but also in gaining spiritual knowledge of Rajayoga. More than 20,000 people took great benefit of this spiritual breakout during this annual event and made it a grand and lasting success for the organizers and themselves.