19 February 2012

2012 Arunachala Mahashivaratri Festival

Arunachaleswarar Tiruvannamalai Mahashivaratri Festival

Tamil Year (Thiruvalluvar) 2043

On 20.02.2012 Monday

Below is an English translation of the invitation's essential details:-

On behalf of Shivaratri 20.02.2012 Monday from morning 5 a.m. in the Mulasthana, Laksharchana will be done and cultural programmes will be performed in the Temple Compound.

Darshan tickets for the Laksharchana puja are available in the Temple Office priced at Rs.100/- per person. Puja will last from 5 a.m. in the morning of February 20th till 2.00 p.m. of the same day.

In the night for the Mulasthana Lingam 4 times pujas with abhiskeham will be performed

1st Kala Puja Night (20th February) 8.30 p.m.
2nd Kala Puja Night (20th February) 11.00 p.m.
3rd Kala Puja Morning (21st February) 02.00 a.m.
4th Kala Puja Morning (21st February) 04.00 a.m.

At 12 midnight on the 20th February there will be a special puja and alankaram performed on the Lingodbhava behind the sanctum of the Mulasthana Lingam.

Cultural Programmes to be performed in the evening of February 20th at the Temple Cultural Hall (near Rukku the Elephant) as follows:-

5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Devaram Music

6.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Bharatnatyam Dance from the Tiruvannamalai Nataya Sabha by Mrs. Meenakshi Angapam Group

6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Bharatnatyam Dance by Tiruvannamalai Kala Ratana Nataya Sabha by Kalaiselvi Subramanian

7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Puppet Dance based on the story of Thiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar by Kumbakonam Sri Murugan Sangeeta Puppet Dance Group

8.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Bhakti Speech (in Tamil) on Anmegya Nandhavanam By K.R. Singamurtul

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