24 February 2017

2017 Mahashivaratri: Arunachaleswarar Temple

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

Nandi Kolam

5th Prakaram at back of Periyar Nandi

Large number of Devotees visiting Temple for Mahashivaratri Festival

Theertham at 4th Prakaram, Arunachaleswarar Temple

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