Monday, August 22, 2011

2011: Veerampattinam Car Festival

Temple car festival celebrated

PTI | 02:08 PM,Aug 19,2011

Puducherry, Aug 19(PTI): Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh, Chief Minister N Rangasamy, his ministerial colleagues and Speaker V Sabapathy were among those who pulled the chariot of the Sengazhuneer Amman temple in the coastal village of Veerampattinam near here on the occasion of the annual car festival there today. 

It had been the tradition in Puducherry that chariots of the temples on the occasion of annual festivals should be dragged by the head of the state. 

After pulling the chariot the Lt Governor, Chief Minister and others offered worship at the presiding deity of the temple. 

Large number of people turned out to celebrate the festival.

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