Athi Varadar’s 2nd day of standing pose: Dress, decoration & devotees details

Lord Athi Varadar, who is giving darshan to devotees in standing pose (ninra thirukkolam) for the second day today, has been decorated with green and saffron silk, shenbagapoo garland and other beautiful flowers.

From today, the Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments department has made arrangements for annadhanam for over 1 lakh devotees and has said people can donate for the cause.

Last week, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who visited the temple and offered prayers to Athi Varadar, donated Rs 1 lakh for annadhanam.

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department has received around ₹10 lakh as donations for anna dhanam to devotees at the Athi Varadar festival in Kancheepuram so far.

On Thursday, the idol of Athi Varadar was turned from sayana kolam (lying down position) to nindra kolam (standing position) at the Sri Devarajaswamy Temple in Kanchipuram where the festival has been on since July 1.

With Lord Athi Varadar placed in a standing position (Athi Varadar Nindra Kolam) from August 1, devotees have been thronging the Devarajaswamy temple in Kancheepuram district near Chennai to catch a glimpse of the deity as part of the 48-day Athi Varadar Festival.

Devotees can have darshan from 5 am to 09:30 pm under the general queue and 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm with the Rs. 300 ticket. While VIP and Donor pass darshans are granted from 5:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saharanama darshan can be viewed from 6 am to 8 am during the morning session and 6 pm to 8 pm during the evening session.