Special decorations for the opening of Sorga Vaasal and Deeparadhanai

In the Thiruvannamalai Temple of Lord Arunachaleswarar, today (Tuesday, 18th December and the 3rd Day of the holy month of Margazhi in Tamil calendar) being the sacred day of Vaikunta Ekadasi, special decoration and adornment was done for the deity of the Lord Venugopala Swamy in the 2nd corridor of the temple and Deeparadhanai will be performed. ‘Sorga vassal’ (Gates of Paradise) located in the north of the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord Venugopala Swamy was opened and a special Deeparadhanai were performed.

Start of the holy Tamil caledar month Margazhi

Major events on Margazhi 1st at the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunachaleswarar temple

Yesterday (Monday, 16th December) was the start of the holy and sacred Tamil calendar month of Margazhi. The Utsavar deity of the Lors Somaskandhar and the Goddess Parasakthi Amman will be adorned with silver shields.

Religious discourses or lectures on the classic Tamil ‘Thiruvembavai’ will commence and be conducted in from of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the deity of Amman from morning 6.00 AM to 7.00 AM.

Parikara Pooja to mount

Parikara Pooja to mount, event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Special Deeparadhanai for copra

A special Deeparadhanai was performed for the giant oil copra used for lighting the Maha Deepam for the Karthigai festival on top of the mountain in Thiruvannamalai. Earlier, the giant oil copra has been lifted down from the top of the mountain.

This special Deeparadhanai was performed during the Pradosham day at the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunachaleswarar temple.

Maha Deepam copra lift down after 10 days

The various events of the 10th Day Lamp lighting ceremony of Maha Deepam on the peak of the temple on the 10th Day of the Karthigai festival, including:

Bringing of the ghee from the temple for the lighting of the Maha Deepam
Carrying the ‘ghada’ cotton cloth used as the giant wick for the lamp to burn
Pouring the ghee in the copra lamp pot and inserting the cotton cloth as the wick and lighting the lamp.
The mountainous route and the various ponds
The lamp copra pot being brought down after the 10th day of the kakarthigai festival on 4th December morning (today)

Further, Special Deeparadhanai is scheduled to be performed for the Deepam Copra oil pot at 6.00 PM in the ‘Aayiram Kaal Mandapam’.

Sandikeswarar ursavam

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

 

 

Karthigai Deepam festival: Theppal Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga

The grand Thirukkarthigai Deepam Festival at the Lord Arunachaleswarar temple in Thiruvannamalai was celebrated as per tradition. On 26th November, Monday, ‘Annadhanam’ was distributed to the devotees on behalf of the devotees of the Theppal Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga and His Consorts Valli and Deivayanai.

With the celebration of the Chandikeswarar festival in the evening, the grand annual Karthigai Deepam Festival comes to a close!

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Theppal & Sangu Abishegam

Karthigai Deepam Festival Parasakthi Amman theppal event held on November 25, On November 26th morning Sangu Abishegam event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 9 Night

Karthigai Deepam Festival 9th day night event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Girivalam

Karthigai Deepam Festival Girivalam event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.