During the noon session of the 3rd Day of the Deepam Festival at Thiruvannamalai, the deities of Lord Chandrasekharar and Lord Vinayaka was taken on a procession around the street adjacent to the temple corridors. The event of Thiruvizha Undial (Festival Hundi) was performed at the 3rd corridor near the Kodimaram (flag-tree).
The hugely popular Deepam festival at the Lord Arunchaleswarar temple in Thiruvannamalai started early this morning Today (Friday , 17th November) with the divine flag-hoisting ceremony!
Renowned as the place of fire among the Panchabootham places and the sanctuary for salvation, the Tiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple has commenced the much-celebrated Tirukarthikai Deepam Festival. The inaugural ceremony witnessed the majestic hoisting of the golden flag tree, symbolizing the commencement of the festivities.
The temple gates opened at 2 o’clock in the morning, heralding the start of the special abhishekahm prayers dedicated to Annamalaiyar and Unnamulai Amman. The sacred rituals continued with special abhisheka prayers for the Panchamurthis, including Vinayagar, Murugar, Annamalaiyar, Parashakthi Amman, and Chandrasekarar. The deities were adorned with vibrant flowers, creating a divine spectacle.
As part of the celebration, a special Deeparathan, invoking the divine light, illuminated the temple, casting a spiritual glow on the devotees present.
Anticipation is on the rise as the auspicious ‘Karthigai Deepam’ festival is set to kick off at the Sri Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamalai. The 10-day grand celebration will commence with the ceremonial hoisting of the holy flag on Friday (17.11.2023), marking the beginning of this sacred event that draws lakhs of devotees to the pilgrim center.
The significant highlight of the festival will be the Maha Deepam, illuminating the spiritual ambiance throughout the 10-day celebration. Devotees from far and wide are expected to gather to witness and participate in the divine festivities.
The sacred flag-hoisting ceremony will take place on the temple precincts between 4:45 a.m. and 6:12 a.m., symbolizing the commencement of the much-awaited ‘Karthigai Deepam’ festival.
The Arunachaleswarar temple administration in Tiruvannamalai has announced that October 28, 2023, presents an auspicious opportunity for devotees to undertake the sacred Girivalam pilgrimage.
The auspicious occasion aligns with the full moon day in the Aippasi month and falls on a Saturday. This special day commences at 04:01 AM on October 28 and concludes at 02.27 AM on October 29.
Daily Poojas at Temple
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