Fiji Time: 2:33 PM on Friday 19 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Devotees flock to prayers

Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, February 03, 2013

THOUSANDS of devotees turned up at the Sri Siva Subramanya Swami Temple in Nadi yesterday to mark the ending of the 10-day celebration of Lord Murugan's victory over evil, the annual Thaipoosam Thirunaal.

Devotees have been visiting the temple for the past week to take part in prayers and ceremonies devoted to their deity.

Temple member Narendra Reddy said people lined up the halls of the temple to pray for relief from daily struggles.

"These celebrations are a way for people to come to the temple, perform rituals and pray for Lord Murugan to take away the difficulties that we may be facing each day," he said.

He said people had arrived from as far as Suva to be part of the celebrations which would end today.

He said this year's celebrations had been different from previous ones as the number of people turning up for the ceremonies had increased.

Mr Reddy added the number of people would increase on the last day of ceremonies.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A-G: Claim ludicrous
  2. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad
  3. Police assault claim
  4. Hope for women, girl child
  5. Talk first before writing letters
  6. Back with old allies
  7. Fiji-NZ rekindle ties
  8. Priest's Facebook plea saves life of ill pregnant woman
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Upgrade brings relief

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  9. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  10. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)