Panguni Uthiram (Full Moon Day of Panguni Month of Tamil People)

   Date – Full Moon Day of Tabaung or Tagu (March or April)

   Location – Sri AngataEswariMunieswar Swamy Temple, Pelikha Village, Kyauk Tan Township, Yangon Region

   Duration – 10 day Festival, main festival falls on Full Moon Day

PanguniUthiram is the main religious festival of Hindu people in Myanmar, held in the compound of Sri AngalaEswariMunieswarSwamy Temple, Pelikha Village Kyauk Tan Township which was built in 1862. The ritual attracts many participants and even more spectators with the performance of fire walking, many of who wait long hours to witness relatives or friends perform. After walking over the hot coals, the devotees wade through a pit filled with goat’s milk, then rub their feet with yellow powder, turmeric. This holy rare occasion is usually attended by the many local and overseas devotees.