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.