Panchangam of new Tamil Year offered to Lord Sambandha Vinayakar

The spectacular sight of the sun rays falling directly on the main deity of the Lord Arunachaleswara on the early morning of the Tamil New Year day of the year Thiruvilambi was witnessed with devotion by thousands of devotees.

Later, the new Tamil Almanac – Panchangem of the new Tamil Year – was offered in the sanctum sanctorum of the deity of Lord Sambandha Vinayakar, located in the 3rd temple corridor of the Thiruvannamalai temple.

The Sivacharyas of the temple read the Almanac and then the panchangams were distributed to the devotees.

Special Pradosham performed on the previous Tamil year last New Moon Day

A special Pradosham was performed in the Lord Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai on the auspicious day of the Amavasya (New Moon Day) day of the last Tamil calendar month of Panguni, of the recently concluded previous Tamil calendar Year Hevilambi.

Pradosham is a bimonthly occasion on the thirteenth day of every fortnight in Hindu calendar. It is closely connected with the worship of Hindu god Shiva. The auspicious 3 hour period, 1.5 hours before and after the sunset is one of the optimum times for worship of Lord Shiva.

 

Pradosham event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple

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

 

Chithirai Vasantha Urchavam Invitation

Chithirai Vasantha Urchavam Invitation of Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai.

Procession of Lord Periyanayakar on Rishabha carriage and Parasakthi Amman

After the event of the divine marriage of Lord Periyanayakar and His Consort Parasakthi Amman on the sacred Panuguni Uthiram Full Moon Day, the deity of the Lore Periyanayakar will be taken on a procession on the carriage of Rishabha Vahanam (Bull) and His Consort Parasakthi Amman will be taken on a procession on the carriage of Kamadhenu, the Holy Cow on the streets (Mada Veedhis) around the temple.

Divine marriage the presiding deities of God and Goddess performed at the Thiruvannamalai temple

On the super-auspicious occasion of Panguni Uthiram (-The Hindu system – the star Uthiram falling on the Full Moon Day on the Hindu calendar month of Panguni), the divine marriage of the deity of the Lord Periyanayakar Somskandar was taken to the 3rd corridor of the temple in front of the temple flag and the deity of Goddess Parasakthi Amman was taken to the Deepadarisana Mandapam.

Fater this, the event of exchanging of garlands on the deities was performed. The Lord, along with His Consort Goddess Parasakthi Amman was taken to the Marriage Hall or the Thirukkalayana Mandapam. Then, with the chanting of holy Vedas, the divine marriage was performed.

Pradosam event

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

Magudabhishekham performed on Lord Arunchaleswarar

Magudabhishekham was performed on the deity of Lord Sri Arunachaleswarar on the night of Friday, 2nd March at the 2nd corridor of the Thiruvannamalai temple.

Maasi magam theerthavari

Annamalaiyar to Pallikondapattu Kowthama river for maasi magam theerthavari.

Three important festivals occur together in Thiruvannamalai temple

The sacred Hindu day on Tuesday 13th February

  • This day is the important Hindu festival of Mahashivarathri
  • This marks the start of the sacred Tamil calendar month Masi
  •  The day is also a day of Maha Pradosham

Thus, 3 grand occasions fall on a single day on 13th February.

It was observed that a substantial crowd of devotees undertaking the mountain route (Girivalam) from early morning 4.00AM.

A sequence of sacred events are scheduled to be performed in the temple of Lord Arunachaleswarar:

  • Laksharchana from the morning
  • Pradosham Pooja in the evening
  • The deity of Lord Sundareswarar carried on the carriage of silver bull to offer darshan to the devotees in the evening.
  • Midnight: The annual special Abhiskhekham performed on the deity of Lingothpawar in the 1st corridor Koshtam
  • Adorning the deity of Lord Arunachaleswarar with silver kavas am (shield)
  • Adorning the deity with ‘Thaazhampoo’ (screw-pine flower) and performing Deeparadhanai
  • Grand Nadhaswaram recital in front of the Temple Adornment Mandapam by Nadaswara Vidwan Pichandi and Group