Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 8

8th day Kuthirai vaganam event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the  event.

 

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Ambal and Sandikeswarar Ratham

On occasion of the Karthigai Deepam, Ambal and Sandikeswarar Ratham​​​​​​ celebrations was held at the Thiruvannamalai temple. Here are photographs of the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 7 – Maharatham​​​​​​

The seventh consecutive day of the Karthigai Deepam, Maharatham​​​​​​ celebrations was held at the Thiruvannamalai temple. Here are photographs of the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 6 Night

The deity of Lord Periyanayakar was taken on a procession on the silver chariots along the streets of the city.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 6

The deities of all the 63 Nayanmars (Saivite Saints) taken on a procession on carriage of an elephant.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 5 Night

On the 5th night of the Grand Thiru karthigai Deepam festival being celebrated in the Thiruvannamalai temple, the deity of the Panchamurthys were taken on a procession and – Lord Vinayaka on the carriage of silver mooshika (mouse), Lord Subramanya along with His Cosorts Valli and Deivanai on the carriage of silver peacock, Lord Periyanayaka on the carriage of silver rishabha (bull), His consort Ambal on the carriage of a smaller silver rishabha (bull), and Lord Chandikeshwarar on the carriage of a smaller silver rishabha – offered Darshan to thousands of devotees.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 5

Grand Karthigai Deepam Festival in Thruvannamalai – 5th day Deepam festival – Noon session – the deities of Lord Vinayaka and Lord Chandrashkharar ointhe carriage of Silver Rishabha and the event of Kalsam Etrtuthal for the Panchmurthys.

Night procession of the deities of the Panchamurthys

The 4th Day of the Deepam festival – The night procession of the deities of the Panchamurthys – Lord Periynayakar on the carriage of Silver Karpaga Viruksham (divine tree), Goddess Parasakthi on the carriage of silver kamdhenu (Holy Cow), Lord Muruga on the carriage of silver peacock, Lord Vinayaka on the carriage of silver mooshika (mouse) and Lord Chandkeswarar on the carriage of silver Rishabha (bull).

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 4 Night

During the night of the 4th day of the grand Thirukkarthigai Deepam festival at Thiruvannamalai, the wondrous Darshan of the deity of the Lord Periya Nayakar being shifted (by the temple staff) and seated on the special carriage of the silver Kamadehnu-Kalpaka Viruksham during the preparations for the special Deeparadhana for the Panchamurthis and then to be taken on a procession.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2017 – Day 3 Night

On the 3rd day of the festival, during the night, the special Ratha vilakku Deeparadhanai and Panchamuga Deeparadhanai were performed for the deities of Lord Priyanayakar, His Consorts Uma and Kandhar, Lord Vinayaka, Lord Subramanya, with His Consorts Valli and Deivanai, and Goddess Ambal in the form of Lalthambigai, and Lord Chandkeswarar.

After the special Deeparadhanais, the deities were then taken on a procession from the Thirukkalayana Mandapam, along the Mada Veedhis with the deities of the Lord on the carriage of Simmam (lion) and His Consort Ambal on the carriage of annam (swan), and Lord Chandkeshwara on the carriage of Rishabam (bull).