By 8.30 a.m. a large number of devotees filled the space around the flag staff in the western side of the temple. A special enclosure near here was created for seniors and guests of the temple.
A series of rituals were held culminating in the hoisting of the flag.
Elsewhere on campus, all kinds of preparations were on for the biggest fest at this wellknown temple.
Here are the key dates for the Panguni festival.
March 9, 6 a.m. – Adhikara Nandhi procession
March 11, night – Rishaba Vahanam
March 13, 8.30 a.m. – Thiruther
March 14, 3 p.m. – Arubathu Moovar procession
March 16, 6 p.m. Thirukalyanam