HR&CE department live-streams the Chithirai temple car festival rituals

    17-Apr-2020
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In Trichy, Tamil Nadu, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department, which manages the Arulmigu Mariamman Temple in Samayapuram, live-streamed the Chithirai temple car festival rituals, Times of India reported. 
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Due to national lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, prayers were telecasted live on the temple’s official website.
 
According to media reports, more than 1 lakh people from various parts of the world watched the special prayers.
Though the temple has been closed to the public for darshan since March 20, 2020, the department said priests had been conducting pujas here every day.
Chithirai Hindu festival is an annual celebration celebrated in April. It is celebrated during the Tamil month of Chithirai. It lasts for one month of which the first 15 days mark the celebrations of the coronation of Goddess Meenakshi and the Marriage of Lord Sundareswara and Goddess Meenakshi. The next 15 days mark the celebrations of the Journey of Lord Alagar from Kallazhagar temple in Alagar Koyil to Madurai.