The buzz around the Kolavizhi Amman Temple, on the north side of Kutchery Road is enough to tell you that the Panguni fest is on.
The rituals to the grams devathai, in keeping with the old traditions is some thing you will want to watch as it unfolds if you wish to get close to these ancient rituals taking place in the heart of the metro.
Then, the massive procession, fairly common in the area of women and kids carrying 1008 milk pots ( paal kudam) took place here, another tradition that falls on the eve of the Panguni fest.
The more formal start of the Panguni festival at Sri Kapali Temple took place on Friday morning when the flag-hoisting ceremony was conducted.
By 8.30 a.m. a large number of devotees filled the space around the flag staff in the western side of the temple. A special enclosure near here was created for seniors and guests of the temple.
A series of rituals were held culminating in the hoisting of the flag.