Thondamannaru Sannithi Temple Chariot festival held

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 August 2005, 16:38 GMT]
The annual Chariot festival of the historic Thondamannaru Sellasannithi Murugan Temple was held Thursday morning. The temple is located in the east of Thondamannaru lagoon in Vadamaradchchi division in Jaffna district. Large number of devotees from all parts of the district participated in the festival.

Selvachanninthy Chariot Festival
Two chariots participated in the festival, one for Lord Murugan and the other for Lord Pillaiyar.

Last year festival was held with one newly constructed chariot. This year, another newly constructed chariot participated in the festival.

Local volunteers provided security for the festival.

Sri Lanka Army soldiers burned down the chariot of the temple in 1986 military operation.


Selvachanninthy Chariot Festival
Selvachanninthy Chariot Festival

 

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