CHENNAI: Religious fervour marked the celebrations of ‘Vilambi’ Tamil New Year on Saturday and people ushered in the outhandu by visiting temples clad in traditional attire and seeking gods blessings for sweet and prosperous year. Several temples in the city including the Kapaleeswarar temple, Parthasarathy Swamy temple, Maruntheeswarar temple and Mundagakanniamman temple were decorated on the occasion and special abhishekam was performed.
At Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kancheepuram near here, the mutt organised a “Vishukkani” to mark the occasion. Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi the 70thShankaracharya visited the samadhi of his guru and 69th pontiff Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamy and offered his respects.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit has extended his Tamil New Year greetings to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. A government release said that Mr Purohit sent a message to the Chief Minister. “On the occasion of Tamil New Year’s day heralding the arrival of Vilambi, I extend my best wishes and greetings to you for a glorious year ahead,” he said. “May God bestow peace, prosperity and joy on your family,” he added.
The Chief Minister thanked the Governor for his message. Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam greeted the Governor who had also sent the New Year message to the Deputy Chief Minister....