19 April 2016

Night Three: Vasantha Urchavam 2016


“Vasantha Utsavam is a ten day Festival depicting the blossoming of love. During this sacred event, Swami and Amman are gorgeously decorated with jewels. With the Temple Elephant fanning the Divine Couple with Shamara grass, they are taken with great ceremony in Mahapradakshina round the sacred Mahila Maram (trees) within the Third Prakaram . . ." 


Gods seated under Paneer Mandapam located in the 3rd Prakaram


This is the Paneer Mandapam when not being utilised in Festivals

Sweet Rukku getting lots of exercise during the Festival functions each night

A Celesital Virgin Nympth (Gandharva Kanni) being sent down line from Gallery to sprinkle flowers on the Gods

The place on the Gallery from where the Gandharva Kannis are sent down

Gandharva Kanni reaches the Gods and sprinkles them with flowers from her bucket

2 comments:

S. Kumar said...

Photographs are so wonderful. Thank you. It looks like everyone at the Temple is having a wonderful time.

Madhavi Latha said...

gandharva kanni very cute and beautifully decorated