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Statue of Lord Murugan Taken to Amman Temple after 22 Years
[Updated :: 2011-10-07 11:55:16 Hours]


A majestic procession that walked from the historic “Sri Skantha” temple of Mavaddipuram brought the statue of its deity to Thelippalai “Durgai Amman” temple after 22 years. The religious function coincided with the final day of “Navarathri”, a significant event of the Hindu calendar.

According to Hindu belief, Lord Murugan (Sri Skantha) is the son of Durgai Amman and it had been the practice for a long time to take the statue of Lord Murugan to Thelippalai Durgai Amman Kovil to get blessing of the mother (Amman).

However, intensified terrorist activities in the area did not permit the Kovil authorities to continue this practice for last 22 years.

“It was last held in 1989 and after 22 yesterday we held that function,” told Mr. Sharma of the Mavaddipuram temple which has a history of more than 3000 years.

Mavaddipuram area which was within the then High Security Zone was released to civilians’ use in May 2011.


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