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Chariot festival

The annual five-chariot festival of the Koddaimunai Maha Mariamman Temple in Batticaloa, was held yesterday. Statues of five deities; Pillayar, Ambal, Murugan, Sivan and Sandeswery; were taken in a procession in five decorated chariots. Religious rites were performed by temple chief priest Sivasiri Saravanan Kurukkal.

Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.