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Devotees throng Nalloor Chappa’ram festival

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:39 No Comment]

Devotees in their thousands from across Sri Lanka and abroad filled the temple precincts at the annual Chappa’ram festival of Nalloor Kanthasuvaami temple in Jaffna held Monday night. Jaffna peninsula devotees took part in greater number than they had in previous years, sources in Jaffna said. The Chappa’ram festival will be followed with Thear (Chariot) festival Tuesday and Theerththam (Water cutting) festival Wednesday.

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Civil police personnel were present without guns at the temple to maintain order.

Though minor thefts during the festival were reported nothing untoward had happened.

The festival was celebrated in a simple and peaceful manner, the sources said.

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