Foot pilgrimage From Jaffna to Kathirgamam

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 May 2004, 01:38 GMT]
More than thirty hindu devotees have registered to begin a pilgrimage from Sannithi Murugan Temple in Jaffna to the Kathirgamam Murugan Temple in the South of Sri Lanka by foot Friday, local reports said. The pilgrimage was a regular annual event that got suspended more than a decade ago due to war.

Sellasannithi Temple
The front view of the present Thondamanaru Sellasannithi Temple
The distance is close to 400km and the pilgrimage will last nearly three months according to organizers of the event.

Some devotees joining the pilgrimage are from Batticaloa district, report said.

The journey will take the devotees first to Aavarangal Sivan Temple, then to Madduvil Amman temple and will reach Vatrapallai hindu temple in Mullaitivu district. The route will then take them to Pulmoddai, Mutur, Pottuvil, Eravur and other Eastern towns before reaching the temple in the Southern tip of Sri Lanka.

The devotees will reach the temple in time for its popular annual festival.

 

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