With Lord Athi Varadar located in a status position (Athi Varadar Nindra Kolam) from August 1, devotees were thronging the Devarajaswamy temple in Kancheepuram district close to Chennai to seize a glimpse of the deity as a part of the forty eight-day Athi Varadar Festival.
But with tickets for the special darshan simplest to be had thru on line reserving, the Tamil Nadu Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (TNHRCE) internet site crashed on Thursday due to heavy inflow of traffic on the server. With just 250 tickets each available for the morning and night Sahasranama Darshan, devotees were looking to get entry to the website online from numerous structures, triggering the crash.
Devotees could have darshan from five am to 09:30 pm beneath the overall queue and 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm with the Rs. 300 price ticket. While VIP and Donor pass darshans are granted from 5:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saharanama darshan can be regarded from 6 am to eight am during the morning session and six pm to eight pm throughout the evening consultation.
With humans from throughout India traveling Kancheepuram to capture a glimpse of Lord Athi Varadar, lodging at hotels is proving to be a pricey affair for devotees. Most on-line hotel reserving sites display full occupancy, with the condo prices exceeding Rs five,000 according to night.
With the crowds predicted to boom over the following few days, price lists are expected to move up further. Most 3-big name inns in Kancheepuram have indexed a minimum charge of Rs. 8000 according to room in step with night time because of the pageant.
The Tamil Nadu government had announced closing week that over 34 lakh people have visited the temple so far. President Ram Nath Kovind, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam have also been to the temple. DMK chief M K Stalin’s wife Durga and the late DMK scion and former Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s spouse Rajathiammal additionally provided prayers.
The forty eight-day competition is widely known as soon as in forty years in which the fig idol of Lord Athi Varadar is taken out from the temple tank at Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kancheepuram. The pageant this yr has garnered lots of interest, while bad control and alleged police excessive-handedness were placing the competition within the highlight.
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