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The items you need for Kavady this Chitra Paravum season

Kavady is a 10-day period which focuses primarily around the worship of Lord Muruga who represents the six senses of our human existence.

The abishegam is the purification of the Kavady that will generally commence on the day before the main day from 9am onwards.

When is 2018 Chitra Paruvam Kavady?

The Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple flag hoisting for the 2018 Chitra Paruvam Kavady will start at 6pm on Friday, 20 April 2018. Daily obayams will be offered.

The main day celebration, where devotees will carry their offerings or kavadies, will be a street procession from the Chinese Park through the suburb to the Temple grounds on Sunday, 29 April 2018, starting at 8am.

Please contact Guru on 079 696 6445 or Secretary on 0836307466 for more information on bookings and obayams.

Find your inventory list of items that you need to have for your experience of Kavady.

Requirements for Abhishegam:

Abhishegam list:

Requirements for the main day Kavady festival:

Important Guidelines at all temples

All devotees are requested to dress appropriately: Ladies to either wear a Sari or Punjabi. Men to either wear a Kurta or white trouser and white shirt/T-shirt. A leather belt should not be worn. click here to read our guidelines on etiquette at temples.

When is Thaipoosam Kavady 2019?