18 August 2008

Temple Timings

Arunachaleswar Temple daily opens at 5.30 a.m. and closes at 9.30 p.m. During the midday period of 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. all the shrines inside the Temple Complex, including both Shiva Sannidhi and Unnamulai Shrine, are closed. However several of the Gopuram Gates to the Temple are continuously open throughout the day, so one can enter and exit the Temple Complex without interruption.

During Deepam Festival and every Poornami (Full Moon) the shrines at Arunachaleswar Temple DO NOT close during midday.

Daily pujas performed at Shiva Sannidhi are as follows:

*6.00 a.m. Ukshakala Puoja
8.30 a.m. Kala Santhi Puja
*10.30 a.m. Uchikala Puja
*6.00 p.m. Sayaratchai Puja
7.30 p.m. Irandam Kala Puja
*8.30 p.m. Arthajama Puja

* Pujas marked with an asterisk are conducted during Poornamis – others excluded. Please note that the puja timings on the Temple website have not been updated and the above is correct.

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For information about ordering special pujas at Arunachaleswarar Temple (online) please go to the Temple website here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates.

Anonymous said...

Good news that you can stay in the Temple Compound all day. The Adi Annamalai Temple around the Hill shuts the gate over the midday.