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Auspicious deco: Palaniappan inspecting the raffia strings holding up the ‘thoranam’ in Sri Thendayuthapani Temple. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
It took more than 2,200 strings of leaves and flowers to set a new record for the longest thoranam – a decoration done for auspicious Indian events.
The 371m long thoranam hanging in the hall of Sri Thendayuthapani Temple will be entered in the Singapore Records.
About 150 people took part in the “Thoranam 1000” event organised by the Chettiars’ Temple Society. They made strings of jasmine and rose flowers and coconut and mango leaves and strung them all around the temple.
The youths connected with Indian culture through learning how to make flower garlands.
Among the participants was S. Palaniappan, 54, who was seen standing on a mobile scaffold to put up the strings of flowers.
The event was held in conjunction with Navarathiri, a nine-day Hindu festival. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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