A large number of devotees offered worship to Sri Bikhshandar and His Consort on the occasion of “Vaikasi” car festival on Thursday.

At about 10.30 a.m., devotees pulled the car amidst religious fervour through the car streets around the temple. The car was brought to rest at about 11 a.m. Earlier, the idols of Lord Bikshandar and His Consort Sri Soundarya Parvathi were brought to the temple car where religious rituals were performed.

The festival commenced on May 17 with the conventional hoisting of holy flag at the temple.

Elaborate arrangements were made by the temple authorities for regulating the large number of devotees as the car festival fell on a Thursday. “Every Thursday, a large number of devotees offer their worship at this temple and, obviously, it was more than usual,” according to sources. N. Chandrasekaran, Executive Officer of the temple, supervised the arrangements for the festival.