Sunday, February 26, 2017

Arudra Darisanam December 23, 2018 - Thiruvathirai - Sri Natarajar Aarudhra Darshan 23-12-18 - Chidambaram Thillai Festival Schedule Dates 2018-2019

Arudra Darisanam is celebrated on December 23, 2018 (Sunday). Every Year, Aarudhra Darshan is celebrated in the Margazhi Month (December - January) Thiruvadirai Nakshatra.

In Thillai Chidambaram, Maha Abhishekam will be done to Lord Nataraja and Goddess Sivakamasundari at Raja Sabhai in the early morning at around 3 am. 

The MahaAbhishekam will be held for about 3-4 hours. Then special Thiruvabaranam (Sacred Jewels) Alankaram, Rahasiya Pujai will be done to Sri Natarajar. 

After Pancha Murthi Thiruveethi Ula, at around 12 pm Noon, Lord Natarajar and Goddess Sivakami will bless devotees with Aarudra Darisanam and enter Kanaka Sabhai (Golden Sabha).


Chidambaram 10 Day Festival Schedule:


In Thillai Chidambaram, 10 day Brahmotsavam Festival will be held during Aardhra Dharshana. The Vahana Seva schedule is given below.

14 Dec 2018 (Friday) - Dwajarohanam (Kodiyetram)
15 Dec 2018 (Saturday) - Thanga Suriyaprabhai Vahanam
16 Dec 2018 (Sunday) - Velli Chandraprabhai Vahanam
17 Dec 2018 (Monday) - Bhootha Vahanam (Silver)
18 Dec 2018 (Tuesday) - Velli Rishabha Vahanam

19 Dec 2018 (Wednesday) - Gaja (Yaanai) Vahanam (Silver)
20 Dec 2018 (Thursday) - Thanga Kailasa Vahanam
21 Dec 2018 (Friday) - Bhikshadanar in Golden Chariot
22 Dec 2018 (Saturday) - Mahaa Rathotsavam of Sri Natarajar (Ther)
- Special Laksharchanai will be held in the night at Raja Sabai
23 Dec 2018 (Sunday) - Aardhra Dharsana 
- Maha Abhishekam at around 3 am IST (early morning)
- Arudra Darisanam at around 12 pm Noon IST

Special Puja will be done for Sri Maanikavasagar during the festival. Thiruvembavai, Sri Rudram Chamakam, Veda Mantras will be chanted during the festival.

5 Sabhas of Sri Natarajar
1) Kanakasabha (Gold) -  at Chidambaram (Thillai or Tillai), 2) Velli Sabhai (Silver) at Madurai, 3) Ratnasabha (Ruby) at Tiruvalankadu, 4) Tamrasabha (Copper) at Tirunelveli, 5) Chitrasabha (Pictures) at Kutralam.

Nomenclature:
'Aardhra' is the sanskrit name of Thiruvadirai Nakshatra. Sri Natarajar bless devotees with Darshanam on Aardhra Natchathiram.

In all Lord Shiva Temples Arudra Darshan is celebrated with great devotion. Note: Abhishegam to Lord Nataraj will be performed only 6 times per year

Video Clippings:
In Chidambaram, taking picture or capturing video of Sri Nataraja is strictly prohibited. During News Time in DD Podhigai, Vasanth TV, Jaya TV, Polimer TV, Raj TV, Thanthi TV - clippings of Abhishekam and Arudra Darisanam in Tirunelveli, Thiruvannamalai and other temples are normally shown.

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Next Year Arudra Darshan 2019-2020
Arudra Darisanam is on January 10, 2020 (Friday) 

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