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

Tax arrears? No water, seems to be Metrowater credo at time of scarcity

For over a week, city residents have been battling with booking a water tanker on the website of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board due to backlogs in paying property tax. 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

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

Met office forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamilnadu today

The forecast for Chennai for the next 24 hours is that the sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Light rain is likely to occur in some areas. Maximum and Minimum temperatures will be around 37 and 27 degrees Celsius. 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