Annual High Festival

 

The all mighty, God Siva has showered his blessing to celebrate the Seventh Annual Festival at the Sivan Temple in North Gower, Ottawa, Capital of Canada. Festival begins on Friday, 7-July-2017 (23th day of Aani – Tamil Month), an auspicious day of ‘Utharam Natchatram’, ‘Sapthami Thithi’, and ‘Sithamirtha Yogam’ with “Kodiaetath Thiruvila” and ends on 17-July-2017 Monday with “Thirukalyaanam/Poongaavanath Thiruvila”.

 

On the first day of the High Festival, programs start with Ganapathy Homam at 11:00 AM and hoisting of Nanthi Flag at 8:00 PM. First eight days of the High Festival are celebrated with Swami arriving in procession to bless devotees.

HIGH FESTIVAL AGENDA:

5:00 PM : Sankalpam, Kumba Pooja
6:15 PM : Thevara Parayanam
7:15 PM: Vinayakar Pooja
7:45 PM : Following Vasantha Mandapa Pooja.
Swami comes in procession to bless devotees
9:00 PM : Vibuti, Prasatham distribution

On the nineth day, Saturday morning (8:00AM to 12:00 Noon) God Siva and Godess Ambal will come in chariot procession (Car festival) to invoke blessings. On the following day i.e. on tenth day, Sunday morning(8:00AM to 12:00 Noon) Water Cutting Ceremony (Theertha Thiruvila) and on eleventh day, Monday evening (4:00PM to 9:00PM) Thirukalyaanam, Poongavanam and Thiruvoonjal are celebrated. celebrated.

Ottawa and surrounding regions are divided into 10 divisions to sponsor the TEN days of High Festival. The Chariot (Car) Festival on the 9th day is sponsored by all devotees.

Day

No.

High Festival Sponsors
Friday

1st Day

Kodietra Thiruvila Barrhaven – I
Saturday

2nd Day

Kailaaya Vaakanath Thiruvila Riverside, Alta Vista &Down Town
Sunday

3rd Day

Maampalath Thiruvila Barrhaven – II
Monday

4th Day

Naayanaar Thiruvila Barrhaven – III
Tuesday

5th Day

Manchath Thiruvila Kanata South
Wednesday

6th Day

Piddukku Mann Sumantha Thir. Barrhaven – IV
Thursday

7th Day

Vertai Thiruvila Barrhaven – V
Friday

8th Day

Sapparath Thiruvila Ottawa East, Montreal,Cornwal
Saturday

9th Day

Therth Thiruvila Common
Sunday

10th Day

Theerthath Thiruvila Nepean, Bayshore
Monday

11th Day

Thirukalyaanam – Poongavanam Kanata North