The below photographs show how busy the Temple and Tiruvannamalai are in their preparations for the upcoming 2016 Arunachala Karthigai Deepam Festival.
Roadworks are being quickly completed in time for the crowds expected throughout the Festival days.
|Roadworks throughout Tiruvannamalai being expedited in time for Festival|
Much of the scaffolding throughout the Temple in preparation for next year's Mahakumbhabhishekam Festival, has either already been removed or the green cloth covering the scaffolding been taken off.
|Scaffolding on the Gopurams and Shrines throughout Temple|
|Chains used for pulling vahanas being sorted, cleaned and repaired when necessary|
|Freshly painted Gopuram being electrified for Festival|
|Temple workers busy with cleaning|
|Brahmin Priests also busy cleaning throughout the Shrines|
|Cleaning implements for the numerous upcoming aartis to be performed|
|Priests lending a helping hand|
|Checking lights for Temple electrification|
|Big job hoisting the lights up to the tops of the Gopurams|
|Kili Gopuram between 4th and 3rd Gopurams|
|Vallala Maharaja Gopuram between 5th and 4th Prakarams|