Hindus celebrate the annual Nallur Festival in a grand scale. Nallur Temple, which is one of the oldest temple in the country. The temple is also popular among the world countries. The Tamils mostly Hindus enjoy a much better freedom in the province and country celebrate this festival in spiritual manner.
Hindus thank the present government for providing a peaceful atmosphere to practice their religious rites. Hindu and Buddhism have many things in common. Even the Buddhist from the south will travel to north to worship “Lord Muruga” or “KatharagamaTheviya” in their terms. Thus this festival will be a symbol of religious harmony , peace & reconciliation. Today ( 01-08-2014 ) is the first day of the festival. Like last time, this time also we can expect more than 1 million Hindu devotees not only from the country but also from abroad.The Nallur festival will definitely be an eye opener to the tourism industry in north as well. I wish the organizers of this festival“ All the very best “ for the success of this event.
Hon G A Chandrasiri