Low key turnout for ”Sani Peyarchi” festival

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Low key turnout for ”Sani Peyarchi” festival



Karaikal, Dec 27 (PTI) A low key turnout due to strict
COVID-19 restrictions, was witnessed at the famous shrine of
Lord Saturn in Tirunallar in the union territory of Puducherry
on Sunday on the occasion of ”Sani Peyarchi” festival.
Devotees entering the temple were scanned with
thermometers. They were not allowed to take a holy dip in the
temple tank.
The bells of Lord Saneeswara Temple here rang at 5:22 AM
amidst ”Maha Deeparadhanai” and special prayers marking the
transit of Lord Saturn.
A special abhishekam was held with 27 types of holy
material. Lord Saneeswara was placed on a golden crow mount.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Ministers R
Kamalakannan and Kandasamy and Madras High Court Judge
Velmurugan were among those who participated in the event.
Earlier on Saturday, the government had made the COVID-19
negative certificate mandatory for devotees.
The Madras High Court had ruled that the coronavirus test
result was not mandatory, but that temperature scanning
should be conducted.
The temple is the only one dedicated to Lord Saturn
Saneeswara in the whole of India.
Saturn”s transit from one Zodiac sign to another is
celebrated as ”Sani peyarchi” festival and is held once in
two-and-half years, attracting lakhs of pilgrims from all over
the country.
The previousSanipeyarchiwas held in 2017. PTI COR APR

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