3 February 2017

2017 Mahakumbhabhishekam Arunachaleswarar Temple Update

Consecration of peripheral shrines (shrines of accompanying deities) in Sri Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamalai was held on Thursday February 2, 2017. 

The consecration of the Sri Arunachaleswarar Shrine will occur on February 6 but rituals began on the last week of January. On January 31, the 12 kala homam began in the 108 Yaga Kundams set up in a yagasalai complex inside the temple. 

The pots containing holy water placed by the homa kundams, the holy fire to make offerings, were taken in procession by priests to the shrines such as Kambathilayanar Sannidi, a shrine of Lord Muruga, Pathala Lingam, Gopurathilaiyanar Sannidi and Sambandha Vinayagar Sannidi. The priests then poured the holy water from the Vimanams of the shrines to perform consecration. 

Temple Priests in procession through Tiruvannamalai

View from the Raja Gopuram, Big Temple

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