21 November 2015

Making Sure it All Works

During Festivals, there is even more work and maintenance (both inside and outside the Temple Compound) to ensure a well run, successful function. 

The below photographs are of preparations and maintenance during this 2015 Arunachala Karthigai Deepam Festival. The first three photographs are from outside the main east Raja Gopura Temple Gate, the rest of the photos are from inside the Arunachaleswarar Compound. 

Garlands, Coconuts and Puja Implements for Devotees to purchase

Many Shops and Stalls with a proliferation of Deepam Lamps

Clay Lamps used around Houses, Gates and streets

Some Garlands are made inside the Temple Compound

Making Garlands

Making Garlands, a day long enterprise

"Stops" to secure the wheels of tractors pulling Vahanas

Throughout Temple Compound, Lamps for use during Night Processions

Holders for Powerful Gas Lamps

Gas Lamps

Preparing Lamps for Night Processions

Master Craftsman repairing a Tabala (drum)

1 comment:

Srinivas Ranganath said...

Going through your posts made myself being present at Tiruvannamalai on all the occasion. Looking forward to Mahadeepam and my visit to Tiruvannamalai on 1st December