30 January 2017

Mahakumbhabhishekam Update

Mahakumbhabhishekam is to be held at Arunachaleswarar Temple on February 6. Renovation work began in 2015. More recently a crack found in the stone beam of the base of the 217 foot high Rajagopura (and other minor cracks found in the gopura) were fixed using anchor assemblies. 

Traditional ash colour paint was applied on all nine gopuram of the Temple. 

A pundal has been erected to house 108 yaga kundams meant to perform 12 kala homams which will begin on January 31, 2017. 

Rituals for the Mahakumbhabhishekam of Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple began with Ganapathi homam on Saturday, 28th January, 2017. 

Sprinklers have been set up to spray consecrated water on devotees during Mahakumbhabhishekam. Around 20 huge LED screens have been placed inside The temple and in important places of the town, including bus stand, to broadcast live streaming of the Mahakumbhabhishekam ritual. 

Below are photographs of shrines and gopuras at Arunachaleswarar Temple upon which scaffolding has been erected in order to facilitate the sprinkling of consecrated water on February 6, 2017 Mahakumbhabhishekam. 

And a photograph of some of the very nice illuminations that have been created at Arunachaleswarar Temple for this occasion.

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