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Feb 05, 2020
9:32AM

Tamil Nadu: Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur gets ready for Kumbabishekam

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In Tamil Nadu, the rare Kumbhabhishekam of the heritage Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur will be held in a short while from now.

AIR correspondent reports that The 'kumbhabhishekam' of the 1,000-year old Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur is being held with traditional rites and rituals within a few hours from now.
 
The huge Vimanam, above the sanctum of the temple will be consecrated with 110 pots of water around 9.30 a.m. The kumbhabhishekam, which relates to the rejuvenation of the temple, was last performed in 1997.  

Lakhs of pilgrims have flocked to the temple town of Thanjavur, on the banks of the river Cauvery, to witness the rare spectacle. The Tamil Nadu Government has made all necessary arrangements for the pilgrims.  

The walls of the temple have been attractively painted, using natural colors, by the students of the Kumbhakonam Government Fine Arts College.  

TN Chief Secretary Shanmugham told presspersons that a mobile app Namma Thanjavoor has been developed for the use of devotees coming to view the rare spectacle.

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