10 December 2016

2016 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Cauldron and Wicks To Arunachala Summit

Early this morning after puja was performed on the Arunachala Mahadeepam Cauldron, men from the fishing caste left the Temple by the Amman Ammani Gopuram carrying the Cauldron and made their way to the entry point of the track leading up to the summit of Arunachala from the east side of the Hill.

Men from the fishing caste carry the Cauldron to the Arunachala summit

In spite of the back-breaking work, absolutely no shortage of volunteers eager to participate in carrying the Cauldron to the top of Arunachala

In Big Temple cloth (to be used as wick in the Cauldron) waits to be carried to the top of Arunachala

Devotees wait to make donations towards Ghee for the Cauldron during the Festival


Susan Davies said...

I try to arrange to buy ghee each year. Makes everything more personal when I see pics of the Deepam alight on the top of the hill.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

You should try and visit Arunachala during Deepam Susan and then you can purchase your ghee first hand.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a very difficult climb.