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Large Crowd Attends Hanuman Temple Festival
[2011-12-24 15:05:40]

Famous Hanuman Temple in Marathanamadam had a grand festival on Saturday (24) morning with attendance of thousands of devotees paying homage to deity Hanuman.

The temple organizes this annual function to celebrate the birthday of Hanuman which falls on 25th December, as legends read. This year’s religious observances that commenced on 13th December will culminate tomorrow with the anointing the deity with holy water or Abhishekam. The Pooja today marked the chariot festival or Ther.

Commander Security Forces – (Jaffna) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attended the Saturday’s Ther festival as the Chief Guest. The Pooja was conducted by Rev. E. Sunthareshvara Kurukkal.

This Hindu Kovil was started in 2001, according to a priest who further said that before the Kovil was erected, followers of Hanuman used to worship their deity within their homes. Since its inception, this temple is drawing a massive crowd annually.


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