The grand event of world famous 'Karthigai Deepam Thiruvizha' at the Lord Arunachaleshwarar temple at thiruvannamalai started with sacred flag- hoisting ceremony on 1st December and the devine 'Karthigai Deepam' lamp will be lit on the top of the mountain of 2688ft high on 10th December.
The maintenance work on the various carriages on which the 'Panchamurthys' - Lord Vinayakar, Lord Subramanya with his Consorts Valli and Deivayanai, Lord Arunachaleshwarar along with his Consort Unnamulaiamman and Chandikeswarar taken on a procession on the temple corridor streets.
The Panchamurthy's will be individually carried on chariots and taken in a procession on the 7th day of the festival.
ThiruKarthikai Deepa Thiruvizha Day 1 starts On December 1st with Holy Flag Hosting festival and in the morning starts with Panchamurthikal, Silver Vimanam Veethi ulaa.
2nd Day Festival Starts with Suriya Prabai Vaaganam veethi ulaa in the morning and in the night Indira Vimanam swamy Veethi ulaa.