16 June 2006

Lord Muneshwara

This Temple is dedicated to the God Muneshwara, who in these parts is regarded as a Family Deity. This particular shrine is located on the North Side of Arunachala near Adi Annamalai Village and its forecourt plays an important part in village rituals during such festivals as Pongal (harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu).

Outside the small Temple a watchman holds two horses with a small dog sitting quietly near his feet. The watchman, who is the driver of the horses, symbolises the protection and support of the Lord Muneshwara.

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