Thiruvannamalai Deepam 2014 Festival Celebration

This is the information on thiruvannamalai deepam 2014 festival celebration. The festival is celebrated on Tamil Karthigai month every year. This year the date falls on December 5th and if you are not in the situation to visit the temple you can see the live telecast of Jaya and DD Podhigai. For more information on Karthigai deepam read the below article.

Every year many important festivals take place in Arunachaleswarar temple located at Tiruvannamalai Tamil nadu. But Karthigai Deepam festival is the most important festival of all. This festival is celebrated with great happiness and solemnity. Thiruvannamalai deepam 2013 was nicely celebrated in all the temples and houses of tamil nadu. This festival is celebrated for 10 days and it is known as Karthgai Brahmotsavam.
Thiruvannamalai deepam 2014 date - 05 december 2014
Thiruvannamalai deepam 2014 live telecast- Jaya TV program and Doordarshan, DD Podhigai (later the video will be uploaded in your tube.

Karthigai deepam 2014 celebration

This year 2014 Karthigai Deepam will be celebrated on 5th December 2014. The festival will start from 26th of November. On the first day the festival starts with Dwajaroghnam, which is hoisting of flag to declare the initiation of the festival. Lord Arunachaleswar will be taken out on the silver vahana for procession. Along with the lord Arunachaleswarar, Panchamurthis are also taken out for procession. These panchamurthis are Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan, Lord Sandeswarar, Lord Arunachaleswarar and Goddess Parvathi. Deeparadhana takes place in Kalyana Mandapa and then the procession starts in different vahanas.

Royal Chariots

On the second day of the celebration, 27th November this year, Lord Panchamurthigal will be arriving on Indra Vimanam that is the chariot of lord Indra, the king of Gods. On the third day that is on 28th November the celebration starts at night with Lord Panchamurthigal arrives in procession on Simha Vahana that is a chariot of Lion.

Blessings from Kalpavriksha and Kamadhenu

On the fourth day of the celebration on 29th November Lord Panchamurthigal arrives in procession on Kamadhenu Vahanam. Auspicious tree of Hindus, Kalpavriksha is also placed on the other side of the lord. It is believed that Kamadhenu and this Kalpavriksha fulfils all the wishes of the devotees.

Giant silver Vahanas

On the fifth day on 30th November the festival will start at night. The procession will be on Silver Rishaba vahana. This is the most eye catching moment of the festival. The silver vahana is around 25 feet tall and an umbrella held on it is with the diameter about 17 feet. On the sixth day on 1st crafted wonderfully.

Amazing Maha ratham vechicle

December the procession will be on silver chariot which is On the seventh day of the festival on 2nd December the Lord Panchamurthigal will arrive in the procession on Maha ratham. This chariot is very enormous and it covers the full width of the road. This huge ratham is made of pure wood which is sturdy and rough. On the eighth day on 3rd December of the festival Lord Panchamurthygal arrives for the procession on the very big horse vahana. This chariot is amazing, as the feet of the horse do not touch the ground; they are upheld in the air. On the ninth day 4th December the devotees can see the procession of Lord sitting on the Kailasa Vahanam at night.

The final ceremony of Thiruvannamalai deepam

The tenth day on 5th December will be the last day of the festival. On this day the celebration will start with Bharani Deepam lighting ceremony early in the morning. In the evening Mahadeepam will be lit on the top of the hill. It is said that Lord Arunachaleswarar will appear in the form of Agni (flame) on the hill top. Numbers of people gather on hill to witness this sacred moment. In the night Lord Periyar nayagar arrives in a golden Rishaba chariot. This is also one of the most important event of the festival. Lord Chandrasekarar, Lord Parasakthi and Lord Subramaniar depart in boat. This ritual is called as Theppal. The final ritual if this festival is Procession of Lord Arunachaleswarar round the hill. It is known as Girivalam or Pradhikshana. The devotees return back with lots of blessings and divine memories of this grand celebration!


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