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

Collector urges elderly, pregnant women to avoid Athi Varadar darshan

In an appeal that has been published in the media, the collector says the number of devotees and pilgrims coming to have darshan of Athi Varadar was increasing by the day. So, it was taking a minimum of 4-6 hours for people to have darshan, says the note. 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

17th day darshan of Athi Varadar: Lord adorned with athi fruit garland

Apart from the colourful flowers that were used for garlands, what stood out today was a garland made of athi (fig) fruits as it is believed that the Varadar idol is made of fig wood (Athi Varadar). Continue Reading

No plan to shift Athi Varadar idol from Vasantha Mandapam: Official

Reddy pointed out that it was not possible to change the tradition (aidheegam) of the temple and that people have to have darshan only at the Vasantha Mandapam.  Continue Reading

Catch a glimpse of Kanchi Athi Varadar on Day 13 in green silk

On the 13 day of public darshan today, the Athi Varadar idol looked resplendent draped in green silk and was almost covered in mounds of flowers. Garlands made of white lotuses and red roses added beauty to the charming deity. Continue Reading