Yesterday Friday December 23, 2016 the Karthigai Deepam Cauldron was brought down from the summit of Arunachala and taken to the 1000 Pillar Hall in the 5th Prakaram of Arunachaleswarar Temple.
After arrival in the 1000 Pillar Hall, Temple Priests performed a puja on the Cauldron. Photographs below.
|Karthigai Deepam Festival Cauldron afterwards|
|Aarti being offered during the puja|
|I've never seen a Deepam Cauldron so damaged after the Karthigai Festival|
|This is the 2015 Cauldron after last year's Festival. Can see its in much better shape and it was an old cauldron on its last year of service. Oh dear don't know if the new one will be able to manage another Festival without serious intervention!!!|