‘Maamadurai app’ launched to facilitate devotees

All necessary arrangements are in place for the grand event of Goddess Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam in Madurai on Thursday.
Devotees participating in the Big Temple car procession in Thanjavur on Wednesday
Devotees participating in the Big Temple car procession in Thanjavur on Wednesday

The Temple City is wearing a festive look ahead of the celestial wedding and the event is set to draw thousands of devotees from different places across the state and the country,

Madurai Collector S Aneesh Sekhar along with Corporation Commissioner KP Karthikeyan and Commissioner of Police, Madurai City T Senthil Kumar launched ‘Maamadurai’, an app for the convenience of devotees, to witness various events, including the Tirukkalyanam, car festival (Therottam), Ethirsevai and the much awaited Lord Kallazhagar’s entry into the Vaigai River, of the annual festival.

The key idea behind this app is to provide an array of information about the various important festivals of Madurai, which is called the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu.

The app could help the users to identify and locate ways of idol processions, vehicle parking lot, emergency helpline numbers, medical services, permitted routes to reach the temple and other important venues during the festival and also the festival schedule.

For the convenience of devotees, additional bus services will be operated from April 14 to 19.

The District Administration has declared a local holiday in Madurai on April 16 (Saturday) in view of Kallazhagar’s entry into the Vaigai as part of the Chithirai festival.

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