The jeernodharana ashtabandhana mahakumbabishekam of Arulmigu Mahamariamman Temple, 52, Villiyanallur Village, Kuthalam, Nagai district, will take place on September 16, between 9 and 10 a.m. Preliminary rituals begin from September 14, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vishwaksenar puja, special homams - maha Ganapathy, navagraham, Mahalakshmi and Dravya homam and purnahuthi will mark the first day’s events.

‘Go’ puja will take place on September 15.

Programmes on September 16 will begin with the fourth kala yagasala puja followed by rakshabandhanam for main deities and parivara moorthy.

Contributions may be made in favour of Sri Seethaladevi Iraipani Mandram and sent to the Mandram at 52, Villiyanallur, Kuthalam – 609801. Bank details: City Union Bank Ltd. Kuthalam branch, SB A/c no. 14001001210598 and NEFT Code: CIUB0000014. For details call 04364-235323/99402 11578/98427 51661.

At Villupuram

The mahakumbabishekam of Arulmigu Si Suyambu Nagamman temple, Thumbur Thangal, Villupuram district, will take place on September 16, between 8.45 and 10.15 a.m.

The preliminary rituals began on September 11. Lakshmi homam, special alankaram to yagasalai, punahuthi, Gaja puja and special ‘Go’ puja will be performed during the five-day event.

As part of the festivities, music and dance recitals by eminent artists will take place.