Hindu Temple Holds “Pongal” after Thirteen Years
[Updated :: 2010-06-26 16:10:22 Hours]
The “Pongal” festival of Veerapathpir Karer Hindu temple at Kilaly
was held recently after thirteen years. The Kovil was not used for
religious activities since 1995 due to LTTE activities and the troops
of 9 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Light Infantry deployed in Kilaly under
52 Division brought it to former condition after renovating with
assistance of civilians in the area.
one hundred devotees received blessing of the deity taking part
in the first “Pooja”. Army officers, other ranks and senior
citizens in the area were also present on the occasion.
the meantime, a temporary shelter constructed by the soldiers of
9 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Light Infantry was handed over to a poor
family. The donation was made to its recipient who made a request
from the Army for assistance to build a temporary shelter until
he moves into a new home.