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.
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.
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.
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.
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