Chennai: Amidst the chaos and unprecedented crowd of people thronging Kanchipuram to get a glimpse of Lord Athi Varadar in Sri Devarajaswamy temple in Kanchipuram, on Wednesday morning, one of the devotees gave birth to a healthy male baby, weighing 3 kilograms, at the 16-pillar mandapam medical camp at 8: 55 am.
A farmer, E. Ashok Kumar and his wife Vimala from Banavaram in Vellore district, who gave birth to their third child, a baby boy, was naturally named him Athivaradhar as he was born at the Padhinaar Kaal Mandapam medical camp after they had darshan of the idol.
According to sources, the couple came to Kancheepuram to worship lord Athi varchar on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, the 25-year-old pregnant woman, went into labour after she had worshipped the Lord.
Ashok Kumar said, “We were standing in the queue but when people saw she was pregnant, we were allowed to finish darshan quickly. After darshan, she experienced pain and was taken to health camp where she delivered baby.”
The delivery was conducted by Dr Jansirani with the assistance of senior nurse Yogavalli at the Padhinaar Kaal mandapam medical camp itself. The mother and baby were later taken to Kancheepuram govt general hospital by 108 ambulance. Devotees have requested the couple to name the baby after Aadi Athi Vardar, as he was born during the rare vaibhavam that happens once in 40 years....