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Prasadam from arunachala
« on: February 10, 2010, 10:29:22 PM »
I recieved from a friend of mine just a week back, a small packet containing the karthigai deepam residue soot from arunachala. This friend it seems had been given some packets from a aquaintance at tiruvannamalai. He remembered me and couriered it to me. He said the prasadam was also offered before the natarajar on arudra darshan day..


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Re: Prasadam from arunachala
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 09:09:09 AM »
Dear SLakshmi.

The residual ghee or the soot from the big vessel on the Hill,
are taken by devotees, if the Light has stopped burning.  This
can be done only when one is able to go the summit of the Hill.
Paul Brunton writes about the residual ghee, which he took and
applied it on his face! But this is not distributed by the Asramam.

As regards Arudra Darsanam, 2009, I was present on that day
and was watching the early morning proceedings before the
Nataraja idol in Mother's Temple.  The programme started around
3 AM and went on upto 5.30 AM.  They distributed the KaLi, the
sweet rice preparation with granualted and roasted rice mixed with jaggery and spices.  This was given during breakfast at 7 AM.

The Asramam sends Vibhuti and Kumkum prasadam, whenever
one informs about his/her birthday, or wedding day etc.,  It comes sometimes with a small photograph of Bhagavan.  Whenever I
send some money as my humble contribution to the Asramam, then also I receive prasadam of vibhuti and kumkum from them.

Arunachala Siva.