Vel Muruga, Vetri Vel Muruga”; New Gopuram at Nallur Temple
:: 2011-08-21 11:12:45 Hours]
pompous religious pageantry was held on early morning Sunday (21)
at Nallur Kanthaswami Hindu Temple to mark the opening of its
Thetku Vaasal (western entrance) built anew.
decorated effigy of Lord Skantha was taken round the ancient temple
before it was brought in the new Gopuram (divine tower)
amidst a shower of lotus petals thrown from the top the Gopuram
as thousands of devotees cried “Aro Hara” in enormous
Abhishekam of the new Gopuram was also held on the
Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe,
Mayoress Jaffna Mrs. Y. Pathgunarasa, General Officer Commanding
51 Division Maj. Gen. Janaka Walgama and Colonel Ramesh Shanmuganathan
of the Headquarters SF - J also joined the large crowd of Hindus
and other visitors from the south to pay homage to the God Skantha.
These days this famous Hindu temple is conducting its annual celebrations
which will end on the 30th August.