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DEVOTION: People gather in large numbers at the Basilica's ceremony on Wednesday.
DEVOTION: People gather in large numbers at the Basilica's ceremony on Wednesday.

Special Correspondent

It will go on till September 9

Thanjavur: The annual festival of Poondi Madha Basilica at Poondi near Thirukattupalli in Thanjavur district began on Wednesday with flag hoisting.

A special mass was conducted and the flag was taken in a procession. Later it was hoisted by R.S. Antonysamy, Procurator, Diocese of Kumbakonam. The flag mast was renovated recently at a cost of Rs. five lakh. Hundreds of people witnessed the event.

The festival will be under way till September 9. A car procession will be taken out on September 8. A Pontifical High Mass will be conducted on September 9.

The basilica is located between two rivers, Kollidam and Cauvery. It was constructed by Veeramamunivar.

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