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|