Written by Keshala Dias
02 Aug, 2017 | 6:04 pm
The procession to celebrate the Hindu Aadivel festival, in honour of Lord Muruga commenced from Point Pedro this morning.
A replica of the ‘Vael’ from Thiruchendur, a golden spear of the deity, is displayed on the procession.
The festival is an important Hindu celebration hosted in Colombo, and has a unique history dating back to 1874.
The festival sees pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka engage in a pilgrimage on foot to Kataragama every year.
For the first time, The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited is hosting a part of the celebration which began from the Selva Sannidhi Kovil in Valvettithurai.
The five-day procession of the Vael will travel through Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Kurunegala arriving at The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited Head Office in Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02 on August 05.
Many religious programmes and musical shows would be held on that day, at the head office premises.
A special pooja will also be held to invoke blessings on students sitting for the grade five scholarship examination this year.
All devotees are invited for the celebration which will comprise of local and South Indian musicians and dancers.
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