Grand consecration ceremony at the Brihadeeswarar Temple, after 23 years

About 1000 years old, the grand consecration ceremony of the Thanjai big temple was held today (Feb. 05).Thousands of pilgrims gathered for the ceremony.Arrangements, including security, have been tremendous since the grand consecration ceremony takes place after 23 years, at Brihadeeswarar Temple (Big Temple) in Thanjavur. 

Security arrangements include drone monitoring and the involvement of more than 5,500 police officers. During the consecration ceremony in 1997, more than 40 people were killed by a fire accident. In view of this, fire and rescue services have also been involved in stopping any such incidents, the officials said.

The crackers were forbidden from bursting at the ceremony, as this was the reason behind the accident in 1997.