Falling in the ‘kettai’ star in the month of ‘Aani’, the ritual marks the holy anointment of herbal oil to the presiding deity of Sri Ranganathar.

The ‘jeyshtabishekam’ was performed at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam on Monday.

Falling in the ‘kettai’ star in the month of ‘Aani’, the ritual marks the holy anointment of herbal oil to the presiding deity of Sri Ranganathar. Marking the commencement of the ritual, holy waters were brought from Cauvery river in gold pots.

No public darshan

There will be no public darshan of the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Ranganathar till Tuesday evening. On Tuesday morning, the ‘Anna prasada uthsavam’ marking the present of holy food to Lord Ranganathar will be performed in front of the sanctum sanctorum.

Fruits, coconut, and ghee would be among the holy articles to be presented to the deity.

Jeyshtabishekam for Sri Thaayar on Friday

The ‘jeyshtabishekam’ will be similarly performed to Sri Thaayar on Friday.

Kalyani, Joint Commissioner of the temple, supervised the arrangements put in place for the festival.