The special ‘abhishekam’ performed for Lord Saneeswara at the Dharbaranyeswarar Temple, Tirunallar, which was discontinued at the end of last year, resumed on Saturday.
Devotees visit the temple especially on Saturdays, many of whom used to register for the special ‘abhishekam’. During the event, they are allowed to sit in front of the sanctum sanctorum for ‘darshan’. As this number swelled, the queue for the general ‘darshan’ too lengthened. With the waiting time for the general ‘darshan’ devotees also increasing by nearly 30 minutes, the temple authorities stopped the ‘Saturday Abhishekam’ with effect from the ‘Sanipeyarchi’ day on December 11 last.
The ‘Saturday Abhishekam’ resumed on Saturday. The queue of general ‘darshan’ is being regulated periodically and is allowed to have ‘darshan’ in between the special ‘abhishekam’. This system is said to have raised eyebrows.
Executive Officer A Rajarajan Veerasamy said, the authorities had resumed the ‘Saturday Abhishekam’ only in response to the wishes of the devotees.