16, September 2013
When I went to Thirukkazhukkundram, Sri Bakthavachaleswarar temple, two weeks before, the temple authorities gave me an invitation to the Kumbhabhishekam, which is scheduled on 15-09-2013. I am not a frequent visitor to the temples on Kumbhabhishekam day, fearing the rush. For this I made up my mind to be present at Thirukkazhukkundram on Kumbhabhishekam day. There was lot of devotees gathered inside the temple, even from far off places too.
On reaching the temple I selected a spot, where I could see the maximum Rajagopurams and Vimanams, especially Moolavar vimanam, on the east side. Really it was very interesting to watch the holy water was poured on the kalasams of Vimanams and Rajagopurams at the same time by lot of Sivacharyars amids of the chanting of "Om Namasivaya" and the Thirukkayilaya vathyam played by one section of devotees. Now I feel that I had lost many opportunities like this. Any way I will try to attend in future for the kumbhabhishekams. Really it was worth to visit to the temple. Thanks to Lord Shiva for given me this wonderful opportunity
Entrance mandapam with Rajagopuram to the main shrine from east side
The 5 tier Rajagopuram in the second level on east side
Moolavar vimanam with Samaskandhar sannadi on the right
Shiva blesses Manikkavasakar at Thirukkazhukkundram