|Chithirai Pongal Therottam 2019|
Chithirai Pongal Therottam 2019
As a part of 2019 Chithirai Pongal Festival, Therottam starts on 10th May 2019, Friday, at four car streets. After special pujas were performed to the presiding deities, Badrakaliamman and Vinayaka, the event began from Theradimukku at 04:00 p.m.. Devotees pulled the decorated temple car which carried the idols of presiding deities Goddess Badrakaliamman and Vinayaka. The procession covered the four car streets of Sivakasi town. Enthusiastic devotees, including large number of school and college students, pulled the car through the four Car Streets of Sivakasi town. The decorated small Vinayaka car reached its destination in around one hour. Devotees prepared and offered pongal to the Goddess. Hundreds of people witnessed Therottam Festival in Sivakasi. A huge posse of policemen, assisted by Traffic Constable and volunteers of Sivakasi Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai, regulated the large gathering. A huge crowd witnessed the colourfully decorated car from the top of various buildings. Some Sivakasians captured the golden moments of therottam in their mobile phones and digital cameras. Temple car reached its destination on 12th May 2019, Sunday. Sivakasi town receives mild drizzle, but the drizzle fails to make the road wet.