Devotees throng temples on Thai Poosam thanks to holiday

Chennai: Devotees in large numbers thronged temples in general and those of Lord Muruga in particular on Thai Poosam today.

As Thai Poosam has been included in the list of public holidays from this year by the Tamilnadu government, devotees made a beeline to temples and offered prayers by following Covid-19 protocols.

Arupadai Veedu, the six abodes of Muruga including Tiruttani and Palani, saw devotees from early morning.

Meanwhile, 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 on the occasion of Thai Poosam festival.

A large number of devotees from Tamilnadu and Puducherry thronged the Sathya Gnana Sabha since Wednesday evening to have a glimpse of the holy light kept in the sanctum sanctorum.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami recently announced that the State government would grant a public holiday on Thai Poosam day every year.

‘In view of Thai Poosam on 28 January this year, I have ordered the announcing of a public holiday. I have also ordered that Thai Poosam be included in the list of public holidays every year,’ Palaniswami had said in a statement.