The time schedule for the grand Karthigai Deepam
20th November – Prayers and Pooja for Goddess Durga
23rd November – Divine flag-hoisting ceremony for the festival
2nd December – Early morning – Bharani Deepam
2nd December – 6.00 PM Maha Deepam and Theppal Festival
The special ‘Pandhakkaal’ceremony marking the beginning of the grand Deepam Festival was performed today morning (1st October).
Special Abhishekham and deeparadhana were performed for the occasion of ‘Pandhakkal’ event in the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Sambandha Vinnayakar.
After this, with the Sacred temple ‘Pichakar’ Raghu carrying the ‘Pandhakkal’, special Deeparadhanai was performed for the ‘Pancha rathas’. Subsequently, the sacred ‘Pandhakkal’ was set up in front of the Rajagopuram.
The occasion was presided over by the Joint Commissioner R. Jagannathan. The Minister for the Hindu Endowment Department, S. Ramachandran, the district collector, K. S. Kandhaswamy and thousands of devotees participated on this grand occasion.