Archana Chandhoke, who loves travelling headed for Kanchipuram with her mother, Nirmala Lal to take the darshan of the Athi Varadar. The bubbly TV personality explained how she enjoyed the trip and felt blessed to have been fortunate to pay obeisance to the Almighty. Archana also told what makes the idol of the deity so unique. She shared an incredible fact about the deity, and it will make your jaw drop.
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Archana’s post is informative because not many know that the idol made of Indian Fig Wood, was under water for over forty years, yet it has no trace of damage or decay. This fact will give modern-day engineers and artisans a run for their money for sure. Isn’t it incredible that an idol that remained under water for over four decades is still in its original form?
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Had the divine experience of visiting Kanchipuram #athivaradhar today.. my mom @lalnirmala wanted to so badly and I was worried if we could make it happen.. Respect to the police and the collector and the SubCollector at Kanchipuram for pulling this off with such expertise. Separate lines for pregnant and lactating women, senior citizens, VIPs, 500/- darshan, parking facilities, toilets, lots of drinking water and regular refreshments for the volunteers and cops.. experience it to believe it!! om namo Narayana!! And if you r an atheist, still visit … cos the statue is carved beautifully in wood (athi-Indian fig tree) and is a wonder considering it hasn’t decayed in 40 years of being under water!! He’s around only until the 16th August!! ❣️❣️@Anita Chandhoke Thank you @ghatamumashankar for making this happen!
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Kanchipuram diaries: Had a quick visit to a small workspace where they were making plaster of Paris and clay dolls for Navratri.. about 5 artisans at work and they are already excited about the new ideas for the season.. The beauty of Tamilnadu, our culture and our craftsmen❣️❣️
The chirpy anchor, who hosts ZEE Tamil’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Seniors Season 2, believes its a marvel no one should miss. Before visiting the temple, she doubted she might not get the darshan because of the massive crowd that had turned up, but her trip turned out to be fruitful. She appreciated the management for managing the overwhelming crowd that had gathered.
Archana has mentioned that the devotees will be able to take the darshan only till the sixteenth of August only. The idol is brought out of the sacred pond only once in 40 years! Now isn’t this motivating enough for you to head to Kanchipuram over the weekend and get blessed?
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