Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ancient deity made of fig wood

 

 

 

 

 

At Devaraja Swami temple, the presiding God Atthi Varadar is kept at the bottom of the temple tank and taken out for worship for 48 days once in 40 years.

 

 

Ancient image: The original image called Atthi Varadar is made of fig wood.

 

Name of vimanam: The superstructure is called Punyakoti vimanam.

 

 

Ratha: The temple-chariot is huge and beautiful.

 

 

 

Source: The New Indian Express, 14 August 2019, Chennai.