25 November 2017

2017 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Day 3. Day—Lord Chandrasekharar on Bootha Vahana

On the morning of Day 3 of the 2017 Karthigai Deepam Festival at Arunachala the procession of Lord Chandrasekhara on the Bootha Vahana is observed.

Bootha represents earth as one of the five manifestations of nature; air, water, fire, land and sky. The Lingam to which it is associated is the Prithivi Lingam of the Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram.

During Grand Festivals at Arunachaleswarar Temple, alangaram is performed at the Kalyana Mandapam. The Gods then leave by the front door of that Mandapam, perform circumambulation of the Siva Sannidhi and then stop at the Yagasala Mandapam for adornment and aarthi performed by the priests.

Deities in front of the Yagasala Shrine

 Deities carried through Temple towards egress of Thitti Vassal Gate

Lord Vinayaka on Vahana

Lord Chandrasekharar on Bootha Vahana in procession of mada veedhis

1 comment:

Sagar Bhavsar said...

Om Arunachaleshwaraya Namah