STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Lakhs of Devotees Witness Lord Azhagar Entering Vaigai River

Lakhs of devotees witnessed the entry of Lord Kallazhagar into Vaigai River early this morning as part of the 20-day long annual Chithirai Festival.

Published: 22nd April 2016 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 12:51 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MADURAI: Lakhs of devotees witnessed the entry of Lord Kallazhagar into Vaigai River early this morning as part of the 20-day long annual Chithirai Festival.    

The devotees occupied the Vaigai riverbed from all directions to get a view of the entry of the utsav idol of lord Kallazhagar of the nearby famous Azhagarkoil temple draped in green silk cloth as has been the tradition.   

Chants of "Govinda, Govinda  and Varaaru Vaaraaru, Azhagar Vaaraaru" rent the air.    As per legend, the Lord comes to Madurai to attend the celestial marriage of his sister Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar. As he reached the Vaigai river bank, the Lord learnt that the marriage was over and hence returns.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp