Nov 23, 2009

'Kallar Vettu' function 2009

Sri karkuvel ayyanar temple 'kallar vettu' function will be held on 16-December-2009( Wednesday ) evening.


  1. Hi,

    Whether 'Kallar vettu' function will be held on 30th day from karthikai( month ) first day
    karthikai( month ) last day?

    Can anyone clear this?


  2. This year the Kallar vettu function is being held today,wednesday,the 16th December, Tamil,Margazhi first day,thus deviating from the tradition.All the devotees have congregated on 15 itself but have to wait for one more day.The reason told by the Management is that the month of Karthigai this year has 29 days and therefore the 30 day pooja ends on today.The 30 day pooja ought to have commenced one day earlier or the 30 day pooja should have been cnoverted to 29 day pooja this year.The Kallar vettu function ought to have been held on the last day of the month of karthigai as per the long established tradition.We file here our objections for the deviation of the tradions and propose to write to the authorities concerned to strictly abide by the traditions hereafter.
    K.Rahavan,M.Com.General secretary,
    Veerappa Nadar Kudieruppu uravinmurai sangam.(Regd.)

  3. The Kallar vettu function is normally held on the last day of the Tamil Month Karthigai as per the established traditions of Sri Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple.This year,the Kallar vettu function is held on the 1st day of Tamil month Margazhi,thus deviating from the established traditions.This violation is widely condemned by the devotees,especially those who have assembled on the Temple premises on the last day of the Tamil month Karthigai.These devotees wee made to stay one more day to visit the function.The reason attributed for this violation of traditional customs is that this year the Tamil month Karthigai has only 29 days.So what?It is said that the 30 day pooja started on the first day of Karthigai and theeore,the 30th day falls on the 1st day of Margazhi.This is also not acceptable.The 30 day pooja ought to have been commenced one ealier in such a way that the kallar vettu function fell on the last day of Karthigai month.This deviation of the traditions has been very casually taken by the authoities and the Temple management,unilaterally.We file here our objections and condemn this deviated poojas since there may be wider implications from the Presiding Deity.
    General Secretary,
    Veerappa Nadar Uravinmurai sangam(Regd)