05, November 2012
One of my friend Mr Muthu Arunachalam used to go to Nadu Palani every year by taking "VEL & Kavadi" from Maraimalai Nagar through the Namasivaya Saba, in which he is associated. I also joined in this 7th yathra to Nadu Palani. The Yathra took us around 40 hours.
On 02nd November, Friday 2012, evening by 16.00 Hrs the yathra started from Maraimalai Nagar Balaji Kalyana mandapam with 15 nos, Kavadi of which one is of Rudhraksha Kavadi. Morning Homam and poojas were conducted for VEL and KVADI. . We reached Chengalpattu after a brief stay at Mahendra City. The total distance covered was around 12 KM.
On 03rd , November, Saturday, 2012, early morning 04.00 Hrs started our yathra and reached Karungkuzhi around 11.15 hrs. Some of us skipped the morning breakfast at Pattalam. After Lunch at Karungkuzhi, we reached Achiruppakkam around 20.30 Hrs. we have covered around 40 Km in day two. It was too hot and found difficult to walk on the scorching sun. There was a drizzling for a KM stretch. Became too tired and exhausted. I ate tamarind leaves which helped to quench the thirst.
On 04th, November, Sunday, 2012, we have started our yathra by 04.30 hrs and reached Nadupalani around 06.45 hrs. The total distance was approximately 8.00 Km. The total distance of our yathra was around 60 KM.
From Achiruppakkam with 15 Kaavadi 27 more kavadis joined ( Locals). In the temple they have arranged the Paalkudam also. Initially the Kavadi and Paal kudam went around the temple – girivalam - and came to shrine after claiming 127 steps. The shrine is on a small hill. The details and some of the photographs I had already up loaded in my previous post. The food and stay arrangements were made with care in an excellent manner. Those who could not walk were taken through van. Most of the people walked the last leg of 8 KM. Devotees from Devakottai, Needamangalam, Chettinad etc participated in the yathra. Bakthi paadalakal were sung during pooja and yathra The Yathra went on very well. Strict procedure was adopted for those undertaken Kavadi and Vel. Food and water were served to them only after reaching a particular spot. Every time they take the Kavadi after break, they have take bath. Every night long pooja with Bhajan and Abhishekam were conducted for VEL and Kavadi.
CONTACT DETAILS :
- Archakar SIVA of this temple may be contacted through his mobile +91 9655331004
( Starting of our Yathra from Maraimalai Nagar VEL and Kavadi )
( VEL Pooja and Abhishekam at Chengalpat Kalyana Mandapam )
( Srilasri Muthusamy siddhar sannadhi at the base of the foot hills)
( Moolavar Sri Arulmigu Baladhanyuthapani Made of precious stone maragatham )
( Paal kudam and kaavadi starting from Ganapathy temple for girivalam with mela thalam )
( Urchavar under rudhraksha mandapam )Thirumoorthy of Thathareyar - Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu sannadhi - A rare Sila moortham )
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