Today marks the final day of Athi Varadar festival and there will be no VIP or Donor pass darshan today. The tidal wave in Kanchipuram ends today. The district administration has said that over one crore persons have visited the foundation so far. Security is in full swing as the last day of the meeting increases.
Athivaradhar is the one who sits inside the Ananta Saras Pond at the Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram. Since he was a fig tree, he was called Adivartha Perumal. He comes out of the pool only about once every 40 years and is very specially worshiped.
From July 1, this year, the devotees will be present to such devotees. He only gives vision for about 48 days. The event, which began on July 1, ends today. The darshan will be stopped tomorrow morning and devotees will be expelled from the temple. The temple administration has announced that after that, the pooja will be conducted and the deity will be placed in the Ananta Saras pond. It is expected that about 5 lakhs of devotees will visit the temple today.
Today is the 16th of August 2019, Friday and it is expected that the crowd will be huge as this will be the final day of darshan for Athi Varadar Vaibhavam. However, in comparison to the crowd levels last Tuesday, the waiting will be higher owing to the last week rush. The details mentioned below is the expected waiting time for darshan and the crowd status at Athi Varadar for today.
Early Morning Free Darshan – Approx 7 hours
Dharma Darshan / Free Darshan – 8 hours to 10 hours
Rs 300 Special Darshan – 4 to 6 hours, West Gopuram Gate (NO VIP or Donor Pass Darshan Today)
Senior Citizen Queue – 4 hours approx wait time, East Gopuram Gate
Parents with Infants Queue – 4 hours approx wait time, East Gopuram Gate