Late in the night of the 10th day of the 2015 Karthigai Deepam Festival, the Vahana for Lord Arunachaleswarar was the Golden Rishba (the golden bull). This was recently presented to the Temple by a devotee, at a cost of Rs.20 Lakhs.
The 2015 Karthigai Deepam was the first time the new Golden Rishaba has been used. As is customary a puja was performed on the Rishaba previous to the Festival.
|Golden Rishaba before adornment|
|Golden Rishaba giving darshan on circumambulation|
|The Golden Rishaba late on the 10th Day of Deepam Festival|