To witness the sacred Mahadeepam event in Thiruvannamalai, online passes are now accessible for devotees. The Maha Deepam holds immense spiritual significance, and enthusiasts can participate in this divine experience by obtaining passes through the official website: https://annamalaiyar.hrce.tn.gov.in
To secure a pass for witnessing the Mahadeepam in Thiruvannamalai, a donation of Rs. 500/- is required per person, with passes available for 500 individuals. For those who wish to experience the Mahadeepam in the picturesque setting of Mahabalipuram, a donation of Rs. 600/- is necessary for one person, with passes available for 100 individuals.
Additionally, a general pass for witnessing the Mahadeepam is available for a donation of Rs. 500/- per person, with passes open for 1,000 individuals. The event is scheduled to commence on 24th November 2023, starting at 10:00 AM.
On the 6th day of the Tirukkarthigai festival celebrated grandly in the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunchaleswarar temple (19th November), the deity of Lord Chandrasekhara was taken on a procession on the carriage of elephant along with th deities of the 53 nayanmars or Saivite Saints along with Nalvar Sekkizhar.
On the 5th night of the grand Thirukkarthigai festival in progress in a grand manner in the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunachaleswarar temple, the deities of the Lord on the carriage of Rishabha (sacred bull) and the deity of Goddess Parasakthi Amman on the silver Kamadhenu (sacred cow), the deity of Lord Vinayaka on the carriage of Mooshika (sacred mouse), and the Lord Muruga and His Consorts Valli and Deivayanai on the carriage of silver peacock, and the deity of Lord Chandikeswarar on the carriage of silver Rishabha (sacred bull) were carried on procession across the corridors and streets of the temple.
- A Special Centre will be established at 5.00 AM on the Deepam Festival Day, the 26th of November, at the Kalaignar Karunanidhi Government Arts College, located on Thiruvannamalai Sengam Road. Priority will be given to the first 2500 devotees, and admission tickets with photographs will be provided to them.
- Only devotees within the age group of 18-50 will be allowed to climb the mountain.
- Devotees must carry copies of Identity Proofs, such as Aadhar cards or other Government-issued ID cards, along with a medical certificate from a doctor.
- Devotees will be restricted to the route near the temple tower. No permission will be granted to climb via any other routes.
- Devotees ascending the mountain are permitted to carry only a drinking water bottle. Additionally, they are required to bring back the empty water bottles upon return.
- Importantly, devotees are strictly prohibited from carrying any inflammable articles, including camphor, crackers, etc.
Night On the 3rd day of the festival, during the night, the special Ratha vilakku Deeparadhanai and Panchamuga Deeparadhanai were performed for the deities of Lord Priyanayakar, His Consorts Uma and Kandhar, Lord Vinayaka, Lord Subramanya, with His Consorts Valli and Deivanai, and Goddess Ambal in the form of Lalthambigai, and Lord Chandkeswarar.
After the special Deeparadhanais, the deities were then taken on a procession from the Thirukkalayana Mandapam, along the Mada Veedhis with the deities of the Lord on the carriage of Simmam (lion) and His Consort Ambal on the carriage of annam (swan), and Lord Chandkeshwara on the carriage of Rishabam (bull).
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).
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