1 December 2017

2017 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Day 9. Early Morning—Cauldron Puja

Early this day—Friday 1st  December 2017, Puja was performed on the Deepam Cauldron in the 4th Prakaram of Arunachaleswarar Temple. Rukku was in attendance. After the Cauldron was blessed, it was lashed up to poles and then carried out of the Temple by (as tradition dictates), men of the fishing caste.

Ghee and consecrated cloth for wicks have already been taken to the Hill Summit and will continue to taken up regularly to the top of the Hill (throughout the days the Deepam is alight) to replenish the Cauldron.

Repair and painting completed on the Cauldron

Early this morning 9th Day of Deepam (December 1, 2017) puja was performed of the Cauldron with our Rukku and a Cow from the Goshala in attendance

Rukku at morning Puja

Some of the consecrated cloth to be used as wicks in the Cauldrons (on the Hill and in the Temple)

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