|Kandha Sasti Soorasamharam held in Sivakasi|
Kandha Sasti Soorasamharam held in Sivakasi
Today, hundreds of pilgrims witnessed Soorasamhaaram, conducted as part of the Kandha Sasti festival at the Sivan Kovil at Sivakasi. The Soorasamhaaram began at around 04:30 p.m., with the idol of Lord Murugan and those of Sooran were taken out in a procession from Sivan Kovil to the four car streets of Sivakasi, where the ritual was held. With the devotees raising the slogan Kandhanukku Arohara, Muruganukku Arohara Lord Muruga killed Sooran. The devotees offered a series of pujas after Soorasamhaaram. Some Sivakasians observed fast for the last six days and took food after seeing the Soorasamhaaram, as a symbol of good winning over the evil. Prasadhams were distributed.