Chithirai Pongal Festival Celebrated

8th May 2013

Chithirai Pongal Festival Celebrated

Chithirai Pongal Festival was celebrated in Sivakasi Arulmighu Sri Badrakaliamman Thirukovil, yesterday. The way leading to the temple wore a festive look. The balloon, toy sellers and vendors arranged stalls on either side of the road near Badrakaliamman Kovil. The temple has been decked up with festoons, flowers, lights and banners for the Chithirai Pongal Festival. Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple to offer worship. Sivakasians prepared and offered pongal for Badrakaliamman. Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai arranged the festival in a grand and in an systematic manner. The temple and police administration have made special arrangements to conduct the festival in a smooth manner. Paadha Kanikai, muthu poduthal were offered by the devotees, for last week. Some devotees carried out Aayiramkan Paanai. In recent years some devotees carrying out Agni Chatti on Pongal Festival, rather than on Kayirukuthu Festival. Majority of Sivakasians, in their home prepared traditional Kathirikaai and Murungaikaai Puli Kulambu. Today Kayirukuthu Festival begins from 04:00 p.m. onwards.

News & Events