Religious rituals mark Tamil New Year celebrations across Delta
Tamil New Year was celebrated across the region with fervour, while a Thirupadi pooja was held at Swamimalai Murugan temple as part of the celebrations on Thursday.
Tiruchy: It is a tradition that all the 60 steps in the Swamimalai Murugan Temple used to be lit with lamps to mark the 60 years cycle. Devotees placed kuthuvilakku in each step and performed special poojas for the wellbeing of people, prosperity and world peace. Earlier, special abhishekam was performed for the presiding deity Swaminatha Swamy and he was decorated with golden kavacham and vaira vel. Similarly, special pooja and abhishekams were performed at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Rockfort Temple, Vekkaliamman Temple Woraiyur and various other temples across the region.