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.
2 Jan 2017 (Monday) - Dwajarohanam (Kodiyetram)
3 Jan 2017 (Tuesday) - Thanga Suriyaprabhai Vahanam
4 Jan 2017 (Wednesday) - Velli Chandraprabhai Vahanam
5 Jan 2017 (Thursday) - Bhootha Vahanam (Silver)
6 Jan 2017 (Friday) - Velli Rishabha Vahanam
7 Jan 2017 (Saturday) - Gaja (Yaanai) Vahanam (Silver)
8 Jan 2017 (Sunday) - Thanga Kailasa Vahanam
9 Jan 2017 (Monday) - Bhikshadanar in Golden Chariot
10 Jan 2017 (Tuesday) - Mahaa Rathotsavam of Sri Natarajar (Ther)
- Special Laksharchanai will be held in the night at Raja Sabai
11 Jan 2017 (Wednesday) - Aardhra Dharsana
- Maha Abhishekam at around 3 am IST (early morning)
- Aani Uthiram 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.
'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
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 2017-2018:
Arudra Darisanam is on January 2, 2018 (Tuesday)