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.
17 Dec 2015 (Thursday) - Dwajarohanam (Kodiyetram)
18 Dec 2015 (Friday) - Thanga Suriyaprabhai Vahanam
19 Dec 2015 (Saturday) - Velli Chandraprabhai Vahanam
20 Dec 2015 (Sunday) - Bhootha Vahanam (Silver)
21 Dec 2015 (Monday) - Velli Rishabha Vahanam
22 Dec 2015 (Tuesday) - Gaja (Yaanai) Vahanam (Silver)
23 Dec 2015 (Wednesday) - Thanga Kailasa Vahanam
24 Dec 2015 (Thursday) - Bhikshadanar in Golden Chariot
25 Dec 2015 (Friday) - Mahaa Rathotsavam of Sri Natarajar (Ther)
- Special Laksharchanai will be held in the night at Raja Sabai
26 Dec 2015 (Saturday) - 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 2016-2017:
In 2017, Arudra Darisanam is on January 11, 2017 (Wednesday)