Early this morning Saturday, December 10, 2016, Puja was performed on the Deepam Cauldron in the 4th Prakaram of Arunachaleswarar Temple. Lovely Rukku was in attendance. After the Cauldron was blessed, it was lashed up with poles and then carried out of the Temple by (as tradition dictates), men of the fishing caste.
|Lovely Rukku in attendance at the early morning puja|
|2016 Arunachala Deepam Cauldron|
|Cauldron tied to poles and carried by men of the fishing caste|
|Cauldron leaving Arunachaleswarar Temple|
|Crossing Pey Gopuram Street and on the other side of the street (under the white banner) will start their ascent of Arunachala|