Celestial wedding held at Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple | Madurai News


MADURAI: Thousands of devotees witnessed Thirukalyanam or celestial wedding at the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Wednesday.

The Thirukalyanam is held as part of the 10-day Chithirai festival.

The celestial wedding was held on a stage at the North Aadi – West Aadi streets junction on the temple premises. The stage was decorated with flowers worth over Rs 2 lakh and fruits.

The ceremonies started at 4am when the deities were taken in a procession around the temple. The celestial wedding was held around 10am with priests chanting hymns and performing rituals.

Women devotees tied saffron threads around their necks when the celestial wedding happened.

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