Aani Uthiram is one of the six days in the year when there is a special and grand abhisekam for lord Nataraja at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple.
The abhisekam will start at 5.30pm and run up till 10pm. This year the day falls on July 15.
It was on this day that lord Shiva provided darshan to Saivite saint poet Manickavachakar.
Shanmugha Gurukal, who has been performing pooja at the temple for three decades, told Mylapore Times that Aani Uthiram is one of the special festive days in the year at this temple.
“Hundreds of devotees visit the temple that evening to watch the abhisekam for lord Nataraja.”
With the opening up of temples for devotees, he expects devotees to turn up in good numbers on July 15 evening.
- Report, photo by S. Prabhu