Devotees brave rain for darshan of Athi Varadar on 22nd day (video)

It has been raining in Kanchipuram, but the sea of devotees has not reduced. People braved the rain today and were seen standing in long queues to have a darshan of Athi Varadar, which they can do only once in 40 years. Continue Reading

Srivilliputhur Jeeyar says do not bury Athi Varadar again in temple tank

The Jeeyar said all mutt chiefs would meet Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami soon and express their opinion on the subject and not return the idol to theĀ  Continue Reading

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 theĀ 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