A large number of devotees from different parts of the district participated in the annual Vaikasi Visaka Perunthiruvizha car festival of Arulmigu Arangulanathaswami Temple at Tiruvarangulam near here on Thursday.
The ten day long Vaikasi Visaka Perunthiruvizha commenced with the holy flag hoisting on May 15. Vedapayarayanam, Devaram innisai formed part of the Swami purppadu every day. The day commenced with deeparadanai in the morning, followed by Panchamoorthy purappadu. The devotees started pulling the decorated car at 10 a.m. and the car returned to the stage at 11.15 a.m. Durai Dhanasekaran, chairman of the Tiruvarankulam panchayat union and others participated in the festival.
Later in the night, the thiruveedhi ula took place in velli vaganam.