Festivals

1.Brahma Rathotsava:

Celebrated on Pushya Maasa Shuddha Shashti day in the month of DEC-JAN.
Brahma Rathotsava is held with pomp and gaiety.Thousands of devotees from the district and neighbouring states arrive to witness the car festival. The historically famous Ghati Subrhamanya temple comes under the Muzrai Department of the government.


2.Nagara Panchami:

The Nag Panchami or festival of snakes is celebrated on the fifth day of the moonlit fortnight in the month of Shravan (July /August) according to the Hindu calendar. In Hindu culture, snakes own an important place. Hindu mythologies are filled with tales and stories about snakes, the most chief being the Sheshnag of Lord Vishnu. It is quite understandable that India with such mythological background celebrates Nag Panchami in honor of snakes every year. During the festival people bathe the snakes with milk ensuring their families freedom from danger of snakes. According to myth, ploughing a field is forbidden on this day.


3.Narasimha Jayanthi:

Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Vaishakh Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi. Lord Narasimha has always been related to power and victory. According to beliefs and religious texts, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Narasimha on this day and killed Hiranyakashyap. According to Hindu calendar, Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakh Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi. According to legends, Lord Vishnu incarnated on this day and killed Hiranyakashyap to establish dharma in this world. Hence, this day is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti all around the country with a lot of excitement.


4.Theppotsava (Kiru shashti):

Celebrated on Maagha Maasa Shuddha Panchami day
Teppotsavam is boat festival held at Ghati Subrahmanya Temple. The processional deity of Lord Subrahmanya in various guises seated on a boat takes ride in the holy waters. Also known as ‘Boat Festival’ or ‘Float Festival’, it is one of the important annual festivals being performed in Ghati Subrahmanya Temple. It is celebrated for five consecutive days in the evenings at around 6pm with religious fervor. The processional deities are taken in a boat (Teppam), in the temple tank, together with chanting of hymns and the playing of nadaswarams.



5.Champa Shashti:

Celebrated on Margashira Maasa Shuddha Shashti day in the month of November.Champa Shasthi is a festival observed on the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in the Margasheersh month. The festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day is of great significance in Ghati Subrahmanya Temple.
In Champa Shasthi festival, Lord Shiva is known as Martand or Malhari or Khandoba or Kanderao. It is believed that he took the form of Martand and Malhari to kill demons Mani and Malla.Legend has it that Lord Shiva fought Mani and Malla for six days and defeated them on the Champa Sashti day. After the battle with the demons, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Swayambhu lingam at Khandoba Temple


6.Kumara Shashti:

Celebrated on Maagha Maasa Shuddha Shashti day in the month of Jan-Feb Kumar Sashti also known as ‘Skanda Sashti’ is an important Hindu festival that is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Subramanya is worshipped by different names like ‘Kumar’, ‘Muruga’, ‘Kartikeya’ and therefore the name ‘Kumar Sashti’. Kumar Sashti is observed on the ‘sashti’ (6th day) during the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) in the month of ‘Ashadh’ in the Hindu calendar. As per the Hindu legends it is believed that on this auspicious day, Lord Kartikeya appeared on Earth to defeat the demon named, ‘Adharma’. From them onwards, this day is celebrated as Kumar Sashti and Lord Kartikeya is worshipped with complete devotion and affection.