Lord Athi Varadar idol will be shifted to bigger place, says TN CM

Two days after four devotees lost their lives while waiting to have darshan of of Lord Athi Varadar, the Tamilnadu Chief Minister announced that the government was planning to shift the idol to a bigger place to make it easy for people to visit. Continue Reading

21st day darshan of Athi Varadar: Security arrangements spruced up

On the 21st day and third Sunday of His rising, Lord Athi Varadar was decked up with rose colour pattu and variety of flowers. Devotees gathered from various parts of the State to offer prayers. Continue Reading

20th day darshan of Athi Varadar: Saturday draws more devotees (video)

The district administration has now got down to regulating the crowd like in Tirupati and sending them in batches. Traffic is halted 3 km from the temple and people can be seen walking down the road chanting ‘Govinda, Govinda’ and ‘Narayana, Narayana’. Continue Reading

19th day Athi Varadar darshan: Security tightened around temple (video)

The Lord is decorated with blue silk robes with a green silk vastram laid over it. The most charming bit was that a huge garland made of the sweet-smelling vettiver also decorates the deity. Continue Reading

Three persons die while waiting for Athi Varadar darshan

Reports reaching the city say that three devotees, one of them a woman, suffocated to death while waiting in the long queue to have darshan of Athi Varadar at Kanchipuram. Continue Reading

Day 18 of Athi Varadar darshan: Shenbagam flower garland spreads aroma (video)

Today, the deity was draped in mauve silk robes and the best part was that the shenbagam flower garland that adds to Athi Varadar’s charm, also spreads its tantalisingly sweet smell in the vicinity. Continue Reading