The 11-day Chithirai car festival of Ranganathswami Temple in Srirangam began with the hoisting of holy flag on Saturday.
Since the temple was closed due to spread of COVID-19 infection, only temple administrators and priests took part in the ceremony. However, all pujas and rituals associated with the ceremony were performed.
S. Marimuthu, Joint Commissioner-cum-Executive Officer of the temple, said pulling of Chithirai car event would be held on May 9. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it would be held inside the temple. Arrangements had been made to livestream the important events for the convenience of devotees.
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