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Kanchi Athi Varadar fest begins today

  KANCHIPURAM, JULY 1ST

The  famous Athi Varadar of Kanchi  has been thrown [pen for devotees from  today.  The icon of Lord Varadaraja  made out of Athi wood   will come out of Ananatha saras pond once in 40 years.  Last time it was in 1979 He came out of the pond and pilgrims worshipped Him for 48 days.

This time the period- July 1st- August 18th

 

Entry to the Vasantha Mandapam is through the east and west gopurams. People seeking free darshan and in ₹50 queue must go to the east end, while the west gopuram will be for VIPs and for those with ₹500 ticket for the Sahasranamam archana. A total of 150 wheelchairs and around 10 battery-operated cars have been arranged. The police have installed two baggage scanners at the entrances and 2,600 police personnel will be on duty.

Jul 01, 2019
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