Tamil Nadu

Mayiladuthurai ready for Cauvery Maha Pushkaram

A water tank with two feet depth has been created in the Cauvery river at Thulla Kattam in Mayiladuthurai town in Nagapattinam district for the convenience of devotees arriving for the Maha Pushkaram festival.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Arrangements are in place for the celebration of Cauvery Maha Pushkaram at Thula Kattam, the mouth of the river, in Mayiladuthurai from September 12 to 24.

Since the particular configuration of stars happens once in 144 years, the organisers have constructed a tank for the devotees to have a holy dip.

During the celebrations, there will be Veda Parayanam, Homam, Maha Yagnam, cultural activities such as music, traditional dances, spiritual discourses, poor feeding, and pithru tharpanam.

A permanent tank with concrete flooring and one foot of sand has been constructed to hold water to a depth of two feet. The tank has been filled with water from a borewell. It will be maintained permanently to address water scarcity in the area.

Water release

But the organisers expect the State government to release water stored at Kallanai for the convenience of the several thousands of devotees converging in Kumbakonam and Thiruvaiyaru.

There is still time for the government to ensure that the devotees do not go back disappointed, Chairman of Cauvery Pushkaram Festival Committee Swami Ramananda said.

Chairman of Cauvery Pushkaram Festival Committee Swami Ramananda said the organising committee had been advising devotees, anticipating water flow in the river, to go to Mayanur in Karur district; Kodumudi and Bhavani Kooduthurai in Erode district; and Mettur in Salem district.

For the convenience of devotees coming for a holy dip, the district administration has put up the map of the location at various points. Buses coming from Sirkazhi need to be parked at the temporary bus stand created opposite to Maruti showroom.

A parking lot has been created close to TVS showroom on Poompuhar Road.

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