Fruits decoration at Veera Bhadrar Swamy Temple on Aani Pournami

On the occasion of Aani Pournami (July 13), Veera Bhadrar, the utsava deity of the Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple in Thyagarajapuram will be anointed with a three fruit decoration.

That evening the priest will decorate the Lord with mangoes, jack fruit and bananas. The moolavar deity will be decorated with betel leaves – vettrilai alankaram.

Aani Pournami is the day when Lord Shiva disguised himself as Bikshandar and asked for food at Karaikkal Ammaiyar’s house. She handed him one of the two mangoes that her husband given her that day. When the husband after consuming one mango asked for the other, she invoked the blessings of Bikshandar who in a magical moment presented her with the second mango as well.

Devotees will be able to have darshan of Veera Bhadrar in Bikshandar kolam in the three fruit alankaram with Karaikkal Ammaiyar by his side between 6pm and 8pm on July 13.

Veera Bhadrar Swamy Temple is located near Madhava Perumal Temple.

  • Report by S. Prabhu

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