Ban on mobiles in Tiruvannamalai temple for Deepam festival

Chennai: There is a ban on carrying cellphones into the Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamalai for the upcoming Karthigai festival.

According to reports, the ban would be enforced 23 November for Bharani Deepam that is lit at 4 am and Maha Deepam, that is lit atop the Tiruvannamalai hill at 6 pm.

Also, this year, admission chits are being distributed to 2,000 people to climb the hill and participate in the lighting of the Maha Deepam.

The Karthigai Deepam festivities begin 14 November and conclude 23 November. The four major gopurams of the temple have already been lit up with serial lights and the festive spirit is already noticeable in the town.

NT Bureau