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TN: Thousands attend Chithirai car festival

TRICHY: Thousands of devotees attended the yearly Chithirai automotive competition at Samayapuram Arulmigu Mariamman temple close to Trichy on Tuesday.

The 13-day-long annual Chithirai temple competition started on April 7. As scheduled, the temple automotive with the idol of the principle goddess used to be pulled out of its base round 10.30am as devotees chanted ‘Om Shakthi.’

The picket automotive used to be pulled through the 4 arterial streets around the temple.

Good Samaritans established water and buttermilk shops for the benefit of devotees.

More than 500 policemen and fire service team of workers were posted close to the temple premises to ensure safety and security.

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