The morning of the 8th day of the 10 Day Karthigai Deepam Festival belongs to Lord Chandrasekahara on horse vahana accompanied by Vinayaka on rat vahana.
After giving darshan in front of the alankaram mandapam Lord Chandrasekhara visits the Maharadham (His wooden chariot vahana of the previous day). During His visit puja is performed in the front of the Maharadham by Brahmin Priests. After completion paste is taken from the puja residue, and a priest thereupon climbs up the horse vahana and applies pottu to the forehead of Lord Chandrasekhara. Afterwhich a transfer of Darba Grass is made from the Maharadham to Lord Chandrasekhara on horse vahana.
Significance of this ritual is that power accumulated in the vast Vahana the previous day is transferred back to its originator Lord Chadrasekhara.
|Lord Chandrasekhara moving away from the front of the Alankaram Mandapam|
|Will soon visit the Maharadham of previous day|
|Lord Chandrasekhara on Horse Vahana|
|The Lord on Horse Vahana visiting Maharadham|
|Lord Chandrasekhara on Horse at Maharadham|
|Priest at Lord Chandrasekhara on Horse to serve in facilitating return of power from Maharadham|
|After residual power in the Maharadham has been gathered back by the Lord, He proceeds at the start of His procession of the mada veedhis|
|Lord Vinayaka on rat vahana in foreground, Lord Chandrasekhara on horse vahana at back|