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Updated: March 18, 2013 16:48 IST

Getting ready for a grand spectacle

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore.
The Hindu Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore.

Brahmotsavam of Sri Kapaleeswarar temple begins tomorrow with flag hoisting at 7. 30 a.m. In this ten-day fest, Adigara Nandi (March 20), Thiruther (March 24), Arupathumoovar ((March 25) and Thirukalyanam ((March 27) are expected to be a big draw.

On the arrangements for the festival, R. Jagannathan, Deputy Commissioner, HR & CE says, ”Pandals or temporary sheds have been put up at the prakarams inside the temple. Water will be distributed at different points on the mada streets. Watchtowers will be erected at six places at street-junctions around the temple to keep a vigil”.

LCD monitors will be installed on the praharams for people to view the Thirukalyanam. Throughout the festival, two surveillance cameras will overlook East Mada street. Ambulance and fire tenders will be stationed at strategic places around the neighbourhood.

On Arupathumoovar and Thirutheer days, water and buttermilk will be distributed to devotees. Homeguards, NSS, NSC, Souts and Guides from nearby colleges and schools will assist police personnel in crowd regulation.

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