18 December 2016

2016 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Deepam on Arunachala on 7th Day — Sunday December 18

The photographs below are from today i.e. the 7th Day of Deepam on Arunachala summit. A big thanks to Sethu for these beautiful photographs. 

2016 Arunachala Deepam

The rocks upon which the Cauldron is always placed, are thick and slippery with accumulated ghee from years of Deepams

Guardians of the 2016 Arunachala Deepam

View of the 2016 Deepam

Climbing the pathway to Arunachala Summit

Every day fresh supplies of ghee and wicks taken to the Arunachala Summit

On their way to Arunachala Summit

Photograph of Arunachaleswarar Temple taken from side of Arunachala


Susan Davies said...

Thank you for the wonderful coverage and photographs of 2016 Deepam. Has it finished now? Is the deepam still alight?

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Have been told that the Deepam will be alight for 11 days . . . so that means last night is meant to be the eleventh night. Will have to wait and see tonight if there is a flame on the Hill.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Yes, it was indeed 11 days that the Deepam was alight on Arunachala. Except for the first 3 days, with the murky, cloudy wet weather, the Deepam was nicely visible for a good distance.