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Celestial wedding at Meenakshi Amman temple


MADURAI: Thousands of devotees witnessed Thirukalyanam or celestial marriage ceremony at the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Wednesday.

The Thirukalyanam is held as part of the 10-day Chithirai competition.


The celestial marriage ceremony used to be hung on a level at the North Aadi – West Aadi streets junction at the temple premises. The level used to be embellished with flowers price over Rs 2 lakh and end result.


The ceremonies started at 4am when the deities had been taken in a procession around the temple. The celestial marriage ceremony used to be held round 10am with monks chanting hymns and acting rituals.


Women devotees tied saffron threads round their necks when the celestial marriage ceremony came about.


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