Festival is an important pant of festivities during Panguni

Thousands of devotees witnessed the famous car festival of Arulmighu Mariamman Temple held here on Wednesday.

The festival marks an important event in the fortnight-long festivities that take place in the last Tamil month, Panguni.

Devotees from various parts of Erode and neighbouring Namakkal district gathered in large numbers to take part in the celebrations since early morning.

The tastefully decorated car of the temple was pulled through important streets including Periyar Street and Agraharam. People showered flower petals from the roof and balcony of their houses.

Special pujas and abhishekams were performed in the temple to mark the occasion.

Temple authorities made elaborate arrangements for the event. Members of various organisations, senior government officials took part in the festival.