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Food Offering At Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar Temple

Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar temple, at Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Mahadeva Shiva and the temple is one of the Pancha Bhoota Temples. Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Agni Lingam (the fire element). Here is a look at the food offering or naivedyam or bhog or prasadam at Arunachaleswarar temple.

The first food offered is Ven Pongal and this is at 5:30 AM.

The next food offered is Sakkari or Jaggery pongal and puliyodharai and this is at 8:00 AM.

The main food offering at 11:00 AM is known Ucchikalam. The food offered includes rice, parippu or plain toor dal, sambar, kootu (vegetables cooked with lentils), vadai, curd, appam, and payasam or sweet made using split moong dal (payatham paruppu).

The next food offering is at 5:30 PM and the offerings are puliyodharai and vadai.

Suddhannam is offered at 7:30 PM.

Samba sadam (rice with pepper and cumin or jeera), vadai and appam is offered at 8:30 PM.

The final food offering in the day is at 9:00 PM and this includes milk mixed with saffron, cardamom, crystallized palm sugar (panam kalkandam).

A special naivedyam known as Pori Urundai (ladoo made of puri and jaggery syrup) is offered on the Karthigai Deepam day (Bharani Deepam) (November or December).

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