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Thanka Anki 2017 Procession Date - Thanga Angi Procession to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Mandala Puja

The Thanka Anki Procession to the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Mandala puja will begin on December 22, 2017 from the Aranmula Ayyappa Temple. The Thanka Anki is the golden ornaments that will be worn on Ayyappa Murti during Mandala Puja.

The deeparadhana (evening prayer) performed with Thanga Anki is held on Mandala Pooja day. The procession starts from the Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple four days prior to the Mandala Pooja day.

Mandala Puja is on December 26, 2017.

The procession will be given reception more than a dozen temples on the way to Sabarimala from Aranmula.
Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple is around 100 km away from Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Teachings from Hindu Holy Books on Desire

Whatever activity is undertaken (by beings) is the movement of desires. (Manu Smriti)
The self is identified with desire alone. What it desires, it resolves; what it resolves, it works out; and what it works out, it attains. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad)
At first in darkness hidden darkness lay, Undistinguished as one mass of water, Then That which lay in void thus covered A glory did put forth by Tapah! First desire rose, the primal seed of mind, (The sages have seen all this in their hearts Sifting existence from non-existence. Its rays above, below and sideways spread. (Rig Veda Nasadiya Sukta)
Desire is never satisfied by enjoying desire; it only increases as fire when butter is poured upon it. (Bhagavad Purana)