Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Sandikeswarar ursavam

Sandikeswarar ursavam took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Theppal & Girivalam events

Theppal & girivalam events took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Parasakthi Amman theppal

Parasakthi Amman Theppal festival was celebrated at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – 10th day events

On the 10th and the final day of the grand Deepam festival at Thiruvannamalai, special theerthavari was performed on the deities of Panchmurthys, A special Kalasam (divine vessel) was brought from the Yaka Salai (The place where sacred penance/pooja are conducted) was brought to the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity Lord Arununachaleswarar and a special abhsishekham was performed.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 10 Night

On account of Karthigai Deepam festival, Panchamoorthikal in Thanga meru vaganam on 10th night events took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Tiruvannamalai Maha Deepam 2017: Maha Deepam was lit in Om Arunachaleswarar Temple

Maha Deepam was lit in Om Arunachaleswarar Temple

The Thiruvannamalai temple holds immense popularity for the Karthigai Deepam festival that began in the early hours today. The barani deepam was lighted inside the temple premises. Nearly 20 lakh devotees are awaited at the Thiruvannamalai to find the Maha Deepam that is lit on top of Thiruvannamalai Hill.

When seen at 6.00 pm today, the lighted Deepam will look as though it is an agni that is a god’s blessing. This will look like it comes from the sky.

The foot hills here is filled with crowd of devotees all of whom are awaited to watch the Maha deepam inside the temple, on top of the hill.

Bharani Deepam was lit in Om Arunachaleswarar Temple

Owing to the auspicious day of Karthigai Deepam festival, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar temple was opened this morning and special Abishegam and Dheeparathanai were done.
At 3.20am, the Bharani deepam was lit inside the shrine of lord. A yagam was grown at the Artha Mandapam from where twenty Bharani Deepam were lit by Sivasariyargal. The Bharani Deepam was brought and shown to all devotees. A large number of people worshipped the lamp as it was taken around by a priest.
The key event of this festival the Maha Deepam at the Thiruvannamalai hill at a height of 2668 will be lit today evening at 6pm. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the Bharani Deepam event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – 9th day events

Owing to Karthigai Deepam festival, 9th day events & deepa kopparai took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 8 Night

On the 8th day of the grand Thirukkarthigai Deepam festival at the Thiruvannamalai Temple, the deities of Lord Somasundar, Goddess Parasakthi Amman, and Lord Chandikeswarar were taken with the carriage of the horse.

At 3.00 AM, The Mahadeepam copra was kept near the Chinna Nandhi and the lit copra is being taken atop the mountain for the Darshan of the Gomatha and the temple elephants.