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

MahaShivaratri 2018: Lingothpawar Abhishekam

A special Abhishekham performed on the deity of Lord Lingothpawar at the Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar temple from 11.00 PM (13th February) to today 1.00 AM. (14th February).

Mahashivarathri festival in Thiruvannamalai temple

A special Abhishekham performed on the deity of Lord Lingothpawar at the Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar temple from 11.00 PM (13th February) to today 1.00 AM. (14th February).

A special Abhiskekham was performed on the ‘Periya Nandhi’ in the 5th corridor of the temple in the evening (Tuesday, 13th February). Special adornments were offered to the Periya Nandhi and Deeparadhanai was performed.

At 8.00 PM, The deity of Arulmigu Lord Chandrasekharar was taken on a procession on the carriage of silver ‘Rishabham’ (bull) along the 3rd corridor of the temple.

Tuesday, 13th February was the 1st day of the Tamil Calendar month Masi and it is a day of Pradosham.

Mahashivarathri is the most sacred day in the Hindu tradition and there was a huge crowd of devotees to have a Darshan of the Lord Arunachaleswarar.

Maha Shivaratri invitation

Maha Shivaratri invitation of the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai.

Thiru Vilakku Poojai

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

Theerthavari in Annamalayar temple

After lunar eclipse yesterday night theerthavari in annamalayar temple Bramma theertham

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offered prayers at Tiruvannamalai temple

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offered prayers at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai.

Thiruvannamalai temple – Varushabhishekham performed

Marking the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunachaleswarar temple Kumbhabhishekham (6th February, 2017), ‘varushabhishekham’ and Kala Yagam Puranagadhi Deeparadhanai were performed on behalf of the Nagarathar community.

Rathasapthami celebrated at Thiruvannamalai temple

Rathasapthami literally means 7th day of the chariot – in this case, the chariot of the God Sun when he moves North. It occurs on the New Moon day in the Tamil calendar month Thai. Rathasapthami was performed today (Tuesday, 23rd January) at the Kalasapakkam river Cheyaru, Theerthavari was performed on the deities of the God and the Goddess at the Thiruvannamalai temple.

Release of special journal marking the occasion of Kumbabhishekham of the Lord Annamalaiyar temple

In a special function, the journal on the occasion of the Kumbhabhishekham of the temple of Lord Annamalaiyar (2017) was released. The event was organised at the Auditorium of the Chennai Raja Annamalaipuram Chettinad Vidyasharam School at 4.00 PM on 18th January.

The journal was released by the central defence minister Ms Nirmala Seetharaman and was received by the well-known industrialist A. C. Muthiah Chettiar.

Other participants on the occasion included- Annamalai Nagarathar Ubhayatharargal, the committee president S. Alagappan, Treasurer N. Narayanan, Devakottai S, Ramanathan, the temple Sivacharyas Thiagayaraya gurukkal, Ramesh gurukkal, Keerthivasan gurukkal, Gokul gurukkal, and Thiruvannamalai Rajaram.