Late in the night of the 10th day of the 2016 Karthigai Deepam Festival, after both the Hill Deepam and Temple Deepam have been lit, Lord Arunachaleswarar gives darshan to all devotees on his vahana the golden Rishba (the golden bull).
The golden Rishaba was presented to the Temple by a devotee in 2015, at a cost of Rs.20 Lakhs. The 2016 Karthigai Deepam Festival is the second time this Golden Rishaba has been used.
|The Golden Rishaba|
|Golden Rishaba in front of the the Alankaram Mandapam|
|Panchamoorthies giving darshan in front of the Alankaram Mandapam on the night of the 10th Day of the Karthigai Deepam Festival|