28 November 2012

Night of Deepam, The Golden Bull

After the lighting of the Deepam yesterday evening there was a wonderful procession of the Golden Bull, followed by Kamadhenu (the wish fulfilling cow). Depending upon astrological computations made by the Temple priests, the Deepam on top of Arunachala will stay alight from anywhere from a minimum of seven nights to a maxium of thirteen nights. 

As well as the Deepam on Arunachala, over the next several days in the evening the Gods will be put on floats on the Ayyankulam Tank located in front of the third most major Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai, Arunagirinathar Temnple. 

Golden Bull

Circumambulation of the Big Temple

Gods in concourse front of Big Temple Raja Gopuram

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