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Wed, 08/03/2017 - 15:01
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TRICHY: Close to a lakh devotees converged at the famous Mariamman temple at Samayapuram on Monday to witness its consecration which happens once in 12 years. The temple has undergone a Rs 25 crore renovation this time.

The day began with Vigneshwara pooja around 4 am following which the sixth kala yaga pooja was started by the temple priests. Finally, pots filled with holy water from yagasala mandapam were taken to golden vimana (tower above the sanctum sanctorum) and the temple consecrated at 7.10 am. Devotees erupted in "Om shakthi, para sakthi" chants as soon as samprokshanam was performed by the priests from 7.10 to 7 30 am.

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