Quiet celebration of Vinayaka Chathurthi

By Our Staff Reporter


Are people losing interest in celebrations?

If you looked around in K. K. Nagar and Vadapalani on Tuesday last, it seemed so on the eve of Vinayaka Chathurthi which was celebrated this Wednesday this year. Even the stalls that sell clay idols came up late in the day. And were a handful.

Also, the colourful, giant Vinayaka idols that are set up at key road cross-sections popped up late.

 We came across a grand Vinayaka, set inside a cave temple with elephant drawn chariots and paavai vilakku at Amman Koil junction in K K Nagar. 

It could be installed only late in the night on Chathurthi day and Rs.80,000 was spent on making it, said the ‘thiruvizha’ organisers. 

A few local business establishments contributed to set this up. It has been drawing lots of people

Pooja idols were a little costlier too. The smallest with a dash of colour was sold at Rs. 25. Thoranams and flowers were also a bit costly.

Processions and discourses marked the celebrations in all the local Sri Vinayaka temples. 

Sakkarai pongal, white pongal and sundal were distributed as prasadams in these temples. (photo on right)


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