2 lakh devotees visit temple on Adi Amavasya day
About two lakh devotees visited Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here on the auspicious ‘Adi Amavasya’ day today
They said pilgrims gathered at Agni theertham seashore, took a holy dip in the sea and offered prayers to their forefathers. Later they offered pooja at the temple, which was opened for devotees at 3:00 AM. The devotees also took bath in the 22 water sites at the temple.
The presiding deity Lord Ramanathaswamy was brought to the sea shore on a ‘Garuda Vahana’ where Theerthavari was held.
Elaborate security arrangements had been made for the day and government had operated special buses on the occassion.