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Indian govt allows Sri Lankan pilgrims to participate in Aarudraa Dharshana Festival

Indian govt allows Sri Lankan pilgrims to participate in Aarudraa Dharshana Festival

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Dec 2017, 05:06 am

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IBNS): The Indian government has been approached on behalf of Lord Shiva devotees in northern Sri Lanka, who had expressed a desire to visit the Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram to participate in the “Maarkazhi Thiruvaathirai” (Aarudraa Dharshana Festival), which will be held next week.

This is a major festival at a particularly sacred temple for both Indians and Sri Lankans.

In response to the request, the Government of India has agreed to facilitate the travel of pilgrims through a ferry from Kankesanturai (near Jaffna) to Chennai.

"We expect this will permit a large number of Sri Lankan Tamil pilgrims to undertake this important and auspicious pilgrimage," an MEA statement said.

Indian govt allows Sri Lankan pilgrims to participate in Aarudraa Dharshana Festival

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