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Updated: December 15, 2009 20:15 IST

Heavy rush for “Guru Peyarchi”

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Special Alangaram made for Guru Bhagwan in Sri Vasishteswaraswamy Temple at Thittai near Thanjavur for
THE HINDU Special Alangaram made for Guru Bhagwan in Sri Vasishteswaraswamy Temple at Thittai near Thanjavur for "Guru Peyarchi". Photo: M. Srinath

Hundreds of people thronged Sri Apathsahayeswaraswamy temple, Navagraha Kshetra for Gurubhagawan, at Alangudi in Tiruvarur district on Tuesday, in view of Guru Peyarchi festival. The transit takes place at 11.59 p.m. (i.e. at mid night) and Guru Bhagawan moves from Mahara rasi to Kumba rasi. Special abishekams and archanas will be performed to Guru Bhagawan at the transit time. People queued up to have darshan of Guru Bhagawan and the crowd is expected to be more by night and when transition takes place.

Special buses were operated by Government Transport Corporation to Alangudi from various places. Protected drinking water supply was ensured by the local body. A medical camp was also put up for helping devotees in case of emergencies.


Special abishekam and archanas were also performed at Sri Vasishteswaraswamy temple at Thittai in Thanjavur district where a Gur Bhagawan sannidhi existed inside the temple. Hundreds of people visited the temple and offered worship to Guru Bhagawan. Special arrangements were made by the temple authorities for the benefit of devotees at Thittai. Even here the crowd is expected more during transition time.

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