With the conclusion of the peak summer period, Agni Nakshatram, a special Yagam, with 1008 sacred pots was performed at the sanctum sanctorum of the deity of the Sri Amman of the temple at Thiruvannamalai.
The 1008 sacred pots were taken in a procession in the 3rd corridor of the temple today (Monday, 28th May) at 10.30 AM. After this, special Abhsishekhams were performed on the main deity of the temple and then, Maha Deeparadhanai was performed.
Ensuing Pournami (Full Moon Day) occurs today (28th May, Monday) starting from 7.34 PM till 8.38 PM on 29th May (Tuesday). This is the ideal period to undertake Girivalam.
With the peak of the summer season, better known as kathiri veyil or agni nakshatram commenced on 4th May, a thara pathiram (vessel) filled with rose water has been set up on top of the the presiding lings of the temples of Lord Shiva including the temple of Lord Thondareeswarar temple in Thiruvannamalai. This will facilitate to reduce the intensity of the sun rays and the heat in the sanctum sanctorum.
After performing theerthavari in the Ayyankulam in the morning session, special abhishekham was performed in the Arunagireeswarar temple, After this, during the night session, The deities of Periyanayakar and Parasakthi Amman offered darshan to the devotees on the full moon day at the Gopla Pillayar temple ‘Mandagappidi’.
The deities entered the 3rd corridor of the temple in the local administration office mandapam via ‘thittivasal’ and then the event of ‘Manmaha burning’ was carried out.
The 14th Day of the 1st Tamil Calendar Month Chithirai in the Tamil New Year Hevilambi. It was the 8th day (28th April) of the grand Spring festival being celebrated at the famous Thiruvannamalai temple of Lord Arunachaleswarar.
The deity of Lord Periyanayakar was taken to the Panneer Mandapam to offer Darshan to the devotees. In the first event, the ‘flower shower’ was performed on the deity.
Subsequently, the deity of the Lord Periyanayakar was taken out to offer Darshan to the Lord Jalagandeswarar sanctum sanctorum located under the Magizhamaram. Then, Deeparadhanai was performed. The deity was taken out again and placed at the local office administration mandapam. The deity was adorned fresh and taken out in procession.
The wonderful incident of the Lord Periyanayakar searching for Manmadha, the God of Love in the 3rd corridor of the temple was performed.
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