Today Friday February 24, 2017 is Mahashivaratri and one of the few times in the year Arunachaleswarar Temple will be open through the night. To find out more about this Festival visit my website Arunachala Samudra at this link here.
Below are photographs of the 2017 Mahashivaratri Festival at the Arunachaleswarar Temple, Tiruvannamalai.
|Beautiful Kolams throughout the floors of Arunachaleswarar Temple|
|Many of the more elaborate kolams are created with crystal salt|
|Crowd at Auditorium (4th Prakaram) venue for cultural programmes|
|As evening falls clay deepams are lit throughout Temple|
|5th Prakaram at back of Periyar Nandi|
|Large number of Devotees visiting Temple for Mahashivaratri Festival|
|Theertham at 4th Prakaram, Arunachaleswarar Temple|