29 November 2016

Preparations for 2016 Arunachala Karthigai Deepam Festival

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

1 comment:

Divya said...

Very interesting seeing all the prep work, thanks for sharing!