Puducherry

Thousands throng Vadalur for ‘Jyothi Darshan’

Lead, kindly light: Devotees gathered at Sathya Gnana Sabha in Vadalur.  

Thousands of people witnessed the ‘Jyothi Darshan’ at Sathya Gnana Sabha (Hall of True Knowledge), founded by Ramalinga Adigalar, popularly known as ‘Vallalar,’ at Vadalur near here, on the occasion of Thai Poosam festival on Monday.

A large number of devotees from Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry thronged the Sathya Gnana Sabha since Sunday to have a glimpse of the holy light kept in the sanctum sanctorum. Rural Industries Minister M.C. Sampath witnessed the darshan in the morning. The district administration had made elaborate arrangements for the event. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operated special buses from various parts of the State to Vadalur.

The Cuddalore district police had made arrangements to regulate the crowd and traffic. Over 1,200 police personnel led by Superintendent of Police P. Saravanan were deployed in Vadalur for security. Free meals were provided to the devotees by various organisations.

The ‘Jyothi Darshan’ is considered as a special event by the followers of the Samarasa Sutha Sanmarga Sathya Sangam, because it is on that day all the seven screens of different hues in the Sabha would be removed one after another to reveal the holy light of the lamp kept in the sanctum sanctorum.

The ‘Jyothi Darshan’ was permitted by the organisers at regular intervals: 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m., on Monday followed by 5.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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