A large number of devotees offered worship to Namperumal at Ammamandapam bathing ghat and witnessed the rituals associated with Gajendra Moksham on Wednesday.
It is an important festival involving the temple elephant and Namperumal celebrated on the banks of the Cauvery on the occasion of Chithra Pournami every year.
Namperumal was brought from the temple to the banks and, in the presence of the devotees, Vedic scholars recited the verses on Gajendra Moksham in which Lord Vishnu comes to the rescue of an elephant whose leg was caught by a crocodile. Lord Vishnu liberates the elephant from the struggle, according to the rituals.
Devotees offered worship both to Namperumal and the elephant on the occasion.