About 70 couples tied the knot at the mass marriage conducted as part of the 64th birthday celebrations of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Thilakar Thidal here on Monday.

R.Vaithilingam, State Housing and Urban Development Minister, blessed the newly wed.

He said that mass marriage was arranged by the Thanjavaur south district unit of AIADMK. Last year the unit had solemnised marriage of 45 couples. Each couple was provided with 64 types of articles to mark the 64th birthday of the Chief Minister.

T.R.Anbalagan, State secretary, Amma Peravai, K.Thangamuthu, former chairman, Tamil Nadu Text Books Society, Durai Govindarajan, State farmers wing secretary, AIADMK, Durai Kannu, MLA, participated.