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Arunachala Deepam-01
Arunachala Deepam-01Washing the great chariot
Arunachala Deepam-02
Arunachala Deepam-02the vessel of the holy beacon in storage
Arunachala Deepam-03
Arunachala Deepam-03The holy beacon in full splendour
Arunachala Deepam-04
Arunachala Deepam-04Worship of the flag staff
Arunachala Deepam-05
Arunachala Deepam-05crowds looking up at the hill during the lighting of the holy beacon
Arunachala Deepam-06
Arunachala Deepam-06Lighting of Pancha Deepam in the Temple of Arunachala
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Arunachala Deepam-07carrying the sacred flame for the lighting of Bharani deepam
Arunachala Deepam-08
Arunachala Deepam-08Crowds during Karthigai deepam festival
Arunachala Deepam-09
Arunachala Deepam-09Crowds during Karthigai deepam festival
Arunachala Deepam-10
Arunachala Deepam-10the big chariot of Lord Arunachala being taken out in procession.
Arunachala Deepam-11
Arunachala Deepam-11the big chariot of Lord Arunachala taken out in procession.
Arunachala Deepam-12
Arunachala Deepam-12the big chariot of Lord Arunachala taken out in procession.
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Arunachala Deepam-13the big chariot of Lord Arunachala being taken out in procession.
Arunachala Deepam-14
Arunachala Deepam-14the big chariot of Lord Arunachala taken out in procession.
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Arunachala Deepam-15the big chariot of Lord Arunachala taken out in procession.
Deepam festival
Deepam festivalGoddess taken out in chariot on procession during Karthigai deepam festival.
Arunachala Deepam-17
Arunachala Deepam-17the great chariot in procession
Arunachala Deepam-18
Arunachala Deepam-18the great chariot
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Arunachala Deepam-19the chariots of the God and the Goddess in procession
Arunachala Deepam-20
Arunachala Deepam-20the great chariot in procession
Arunachala Deepam-21
Arunachala Deepam-21the majestic procession of the great chariot
Arunachala Deepam-22
Arunachala Deepam-22the majestic procession of the great chariot
Arunachala Deepam-23
Arunachala Deepam-23crowds thronging around the temple
Arunachala Deepam-24
Arunachala Deepam-24 the Rajagopuram of the big temple
Arunachala Deepam-25
Arunachala Deepam-25view of the big temple from the hill
Arunachala Deepam-26
Arunachala Deepam-26the crowds around the big temple
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Arunachala Deepam-27the crowds around the big temple
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Arunachala Deepam-28the lighting of Pancha Deepam inside the temple
Arunachala Deepam-29
Arunachala Deepam-29the brahmin priests around the gods
Arunachala Deepam-30
Arunachala Deepam-30
Arunachala Deepam-31
Arunachala Deepam-31a form of ritual vow where the child is put in a makeshift silken cradle and taken on pradakshina by the parents.
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Arunachala Deepam-32the temple musicians with their holy drums and cymbals
Arunachala Deepam-32
Arunachala Deepam-32 the holy beacon prior to lighting filled with ghee and cotton cloth
Arunachala Deepam-33
Arunachala Deepam-33the chariot of the goddess
Arunachala Deepam-34
Arunachala Deepam-34the minaret on top of the chariot
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Arunachala Deepam-35the hill view
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Arunachala Deepam-36''
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Arunachala Deepam-37View of the big temple from the hill
Arunachala Deepam-38
Arunachala Deepam-38Performing street acrobats in town
Arunachala Deepam-39
Arunachala Deepam-39preparation of the flower garlands and floral canopies for the festival
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Arunachala Deepam-42Lord Ardhanareeswara - the androgynous (half male half female) manifestation of the Lord
Arunachala Deepam-43
Arunachala Deepam-43The Lord seated on silver elephant
Arunachala Deepam-44
Arunachala Deepam-44The Lord seated under a white canopy of heavenly significance
Arunachala Deepam-45
Arunachala Deepam-45The Gods in festive splendour inside the chariot.
Arunachala Deepam-46
Arunachala Deepam-46The crowds milling around the Chariots
Arunachala Deepam-47
Arunachala Deepam-47The Chariot procession
Arunachala Deepam-48
Arunachala Deepam-48The Chariot procession
Arunachala Deepam-49
Arunachala Deepam-49The Chariot procession
Arunachala Deepam-50
Arunachala Deepam-50the big temple of Lord Arunachala with festive lighting
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