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“Vairavar Shanthi” Marks the Culmination of Nallur Annual Festival
[Updated :: 2010-09-10 11:55:40 Hours]

Annual festival of the Nallur Kandaswami Hindu temple in Jaffna which drew many thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees for twenty six days culminated on 10th September with Vairavar shanthi festival.

The final day ceremony was preceded by Poonkavanam or Eternal Bliss ceremony on 9th and Theertham or Water Cutting on 8th September.

The 7th September which was marked by the Ratham or Car Festival was the climax of the whole festival attended by a large crowd of devotees reciting Haro Haraa with great piety.

Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SF-J) which provided security and other essential services including medical and water supply to the festival throughout on guidance of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe distributed about 10,000 packets of vegetarian rice to devotees gathered at the Kovil to attend the car festival on 7th. Commander and senior officers of the SF-J joined to distribute meals on that occasion.

Annual Nallur, the biggest religious event in the Jaffna peninsula commenced this year on 15th August.

A recorded participation of local and foreign pilgrims, especially members of Tamil Diaspora of Hindu faith, was significantly seen this year as a result of peace and normalcy prevailing in Jaffna after a long span of thirty years. Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SF-J) extends their thanks to the Police, members of Armed Forces and Civil Administration officials for their extensive support given to make this grand religious festival a success.

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