Chariot festival concludes at historic Trinco temple

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 April 2004, 00:01 GMT]
The annual festival of the centuries old historic Pathirakali Ambal Temple in Trincomalee concluded Sunday with the water-cutting ceremony held in the Back Bay Sea, which is known locally in Tamil as "Theertha Kadatkarai." The Chariot ("THER") festival was held Saturday. A large number of devotees thronged the temple grounds to witness the festivals on Saturday and Sunday.

Trinco Amman Temple festival concludes
Trinco Pathirakali Amman Temple annual THER festival.
According to historians, the temple was built during the eleventh century under the 1st Rajendra Cholan's rule.

The annual festival of this temple commenced on March 26th with the flag hoisting ritual and concluded on Monday with the “Poongavanam” festival.

Devotees from several parts of the country participated in the annual festival.



Trinco Amman Temple festival concludes
Trinco Pathirakali Amman Temple annual THER festival.

Trinco Amman Temple festival concludes
Trinco Pathirakali Amman Temple annual THER festival.

 

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