16 December 2016

2016 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Lord Arunachaleswarar Girivalam

After completion of the 10 day Arunachala Karthigai Festival, Lord Arunachaleswarar performs girivalam of the 14 km roadway around the perimeter of the Hill. This girivalam of Swamy gives an opportunity to devotees to take His darshan who are otherwise unable to view Him at Arunachaleswarar Temple. The only other time each year that Swamy performs Arunachala girivalam is during the January Pongal Festival. 

The Lord performing girivalam of Arunachala on December 14, 2016

The Lord stops constantly on the girivalam to receive offerings from devotees and also to perform aarti

Swamy giving darshan on NH66 part of the Girivalam Roadway


Anonymous said...

It must take hours for the Gods to go around the hill as so many devotees will want to get personal blessings.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

It does take a long time but considering that Swamy only performs girivalam on two occasions each year . . . no reason for Him to hurry!!!