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Worshipping Lord Athi Varadar at Kanchipuram - Times of India
A year-old Russian tourist named A. Evangelin allegedly was found seeking alms outside the Sri Kumarakottam temple in Kanchipuram. According to media reports, the traveller was fed up as he could not draw cash from ATM and decided to seek alms. Russian tourist begs outside Kanchipuram temple.
48-day Aththi Varadhar festival in Kancheepuram to begin on July 1
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At least 20 lakh devotees are expected to visit Kancheepuram in July when the idol of Sri Aththi Varadhar will be kept for darshan for 48 days inside Sri Varadharajaperumal temple. The festival happens once in 40 years. The idol made of fig wood is brought out from a vault inside Anantha Saras, the temple tank. The last time it happened was in July Kancheepuram Collector P.