THE annual Aadi Perukku festival was a much more muted affair for local Hindus this year, reported Makkal Osai.
The festival is celebrated on the 18th day of the Aadi month in the Tamil calendar, which fell on Sunday.It is a monsoon festival celebrated mainly in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu.
One of the highlights of the festival is the releasing of wedding flower garlands by newlywed couples.
But this year, devotees were clad in face masks and maintained social distancing at the Jalan Pantai Sri Aanjaneyar Temple in Port Dickson, Seremban.
Police officers were also on duty to ensure that things went smoothly.> Authorities in Singapore have launched an investigation after several pieces of gold jewellery went missing from a Hindu temple, the same daily reported.
The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Chinatown is believed to have been built in around 1827 by migrant workers from Nagapattinam and Kadalur in Tamil Nadu, India.The Hindu Endowments Board said the jewellery, used during major ceremonies, was all accounted for during previous audits.
The head priest in charge of safekeeping the jewellery later returned the missing pieces after being questioned, the board had said.
The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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