Maasi Maha Guruvara Festival
Maasi Maha Guruvara Festival (02-03-2017 and 09-03-2017)Alangudi is the holy abode of Jupiter and a divine place where one could propitiate Jupiter. Lord Shiva is manifested here in the form of Lord Guru. Sri Dakshinamurthy is to be worshipped as he is worshipped, as Guru Bhagwan here. Alangudi is renowned for its ‘triglories’ i.e Moorthy (The Presiding Deity), Sthalam (Place of divinity) and Theertham (The Holy Water). Lakhs of people throng his place, particularly on the day of Jupiter’s transit to the next sign., to solicit Jupiter’s protection from afflictions. Lord Jupiter’s benign look (Drishti) can shower a lot of blessings from him. He is Deva guru. He is also known as Brihaspathi, due to his excellence in education and fine arts, possessing supreme intelligence.