Cultural programmes marked the birthday celebrations of the King. What impressed and attracted large number of people were the ‘abishekams’ performed to Lord Brihadisvara and Goddess Periyanayagai. It was a rare sight to see the ‘abishekam’ being performed to one of the biggest Siva Linga.
Brihadisvara, also called Peruvudayar in Tamil, was immersed in litres of milk, ghee, sandal paste, tender coconut, fruits, scared ashes etc. ‘Annabishekam’ and ‘Panneer abishekam’ were also performed. Sacred leaves like Bilva, Vanni, Nochi, Pichi, Aththi, Arasan, Alan, Pala etc. were also applied. Finally holy water from 108 kalasams was poured on the Linga.
The devotees feel cultural programmes marking the birthday celebrations of the King are very impressive. According to devotees visited earlier said that 47 types of ‘abishekams’ will be performed to the Lord. Floral decoration shall be done at the end and ‘aarthi’ would be performed.[/two_thirds_last]