27 December 2016

Pradosham Monday December 26, 2016: Arunachaleswarar Temple

Soma Pradosham was observed at Arunachaleswarar Temple on Monday, December 26, 2016.

Significance of Monday Pradosham
Lord Shiva is also known as Chandrasekhara, which literally refers to the 'Person who wears the moon'. In some cultures the appearance of the new crescent moon has been celebrated as a return of the moon from the dead. This celestial body is a powerful influence on the human psyche. Its influence which is always available at Arunachala is celebrated in disparate ways during Sivaratri and Poornima. It is also recognised in all Pradoshams that fall on Mondays, as did today’s Pradosham Monday December 26, 2016. To read more about the significance of Soma Pradosham go to this link here.

All of the below five Temple Nandis receive abhishekam and aarti on Pradosham. From East to West the five Temple Nandis are: 

Periya Nandi in front of Vallala Gopuram, Fifth Prakaram 
Chinna Nandi, Fourth Prakaram 
Kodi Kampathu Nandi,Third Prakaram 
Ratha Vilaku Nandi, Second Prakaram 
Pradosha Nandi, Moolastanam 

Aarti being offered at Periyar Nandi, 5th Prakaram

Milk Abhishekam being offered to Kodi Kampathu Nandi, 3rd Prakaram

Tumeric abhishekam offered to Kodi Kampathu Nandi

Aarti at Nandi, 3rd Prakaram

The Lord on golden Rishaba, 3rd Prakaram with Arunachala background

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