In the sanctum of a sacred temple
February 5, 2012 • Spiritual Adventures
We look today at day 3 of our journey where we spent the morning within the sanctum of the Arunachaleswar temple in Tiruvannamalai, South India. The temple is thousands of years old and radiates a spiritual power that is extremely palpable. Our group was blessed to have the opportunity to witness the abhishekam (bathing ceremony) of the presiding deity of the temple, God Siva in the form of a lingam (an elliptical shaped stone that represents god as timeless, formless and spaceless). Special thanks to one of the main priests at the temple who is a friend of mine who arranged this special experience for the group.
No photography is allowed in the inner most sanctum so we share with you a few photos that were taken in the outer areas of the temple complex.
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