29 November 2017

2017 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Day 7. Procession of Ters (Radhams)

The 7th day of the  Arunachala Karthigai Deepam Festival is probably the most popular of all the ceremonial processions of the Deepam Festival. It is the day the Radhams are hauled by devotees around the mada veedhis of Arunachaleswarar Temple.

This day all the panchamoorthies participate in the procession, each in their own wooden chariot. The first two chariots are those of Lord Vinayaka and Lord Murugan (with both His wives). 

The first Radham to start on procession of the mada veedhis is that of Lord Vinayakar which is followed by that of Lord Murugan

Here the chariot has reached Pey Gopuram Street (West Side of Temple)

This year devotees carrying children in sugarcane cradles accompanied the chariots on part of their parade

Sugarcane cradles (Karambu Thuttis) with the child in the sling, being carried by parents and relatives

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