temple possesses gold, jewels, diamonds, and rubies, silver vessel and other costly
articles worth many lakhs of rupees. The day of Krittika is very important and thousands
of people worship the Lord every month on this day. The main festivals are the Brahma
Utsavam, Skanda Shashthi and the festival of Subrahmanya's marriage with Valli. Recently
Kanaka Abhishekam of 1008
gold coins was done to Lord Swaminatha.
Another more recent event was the performance of
Archana. Sri Subrahmanya
Sahasranama (thousand names of Subrahmanya) was uttered and archana made 10 million times.
A Sahasra namamala, a garlandof gold coins on each of which one of the 1008 names of the
Lord was inscribed, was made and offered to the Deity.
Devotees from far and near in large numbers
participated in this holy and pious act. Here also pilgrims carry Kavadis to the shrine
and abhishekams are performed to the idol on behalf of the devotees. Bathing of the deity
in holy ashes, known as Vibhuti
Abhishekam, is a feature here as in Palani temple, and in that Abhishekam the idol has a
very captivating and awe-inspiring aspect.