festival of historical Mavaddipuram Skandha Temple in Kankesanthurai
is being held these days. Hundreds of devotees daily attend the
Pooja. Visitors from the South also stop at this famous Hindu
temple to pay their reverence to God Skandha.
troops of the 515 Brigade of Kankesanthurai clean the Kovil site
and the surrounding before the festival commences. The Pooja on
the 15th July this year was organized by the Army. Alms giving
(lunch) was organized by the Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) for
all devotees who were present at the Pooja. Senior Officers, officers
and other ranks serving in Jaffna attended the Pooja to get blessings
of the deity to which the Temple is dedicated.
that commenced on 24th of June will culminate on the 18th of July
with Water Cutting at Keeramalai sea.