14 April 2016

2016 Arunachala Tamil New Year

The Ner Annamalaiyar Lingam Shrine and Mandapam is located on the Arunachala girivalam roadway in an exact axial line opposite to Arunachaleswarar Temple on the other side of the Hill. 

The early morning sun on Tamil New Year i.e. April 14 (Puthandu Vazthukal) first falls directly onto the Lingam in this Shrine – this phenomenon can only be viewed on this day. Traditionally each year on this date, large crowds gather at this Temple to be first to greet the rays of Surya and seek divine blessings for the coming new year. 

The Ner Annamalaiyar Lingam Shrine at daybreak April 14, 2016

First light of Tamil New Year shining on Lingam at Shrine

First Light Tamil New year 2016


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your good wishes. Happy Tamil New Year to you too Meenakshi. And thank you for this beautiful Blog and helping me keep in touch with Arunachala.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Thank you for your kind words and good wishes for a Happy Tamil New Year. Much appreciated.