Vallipuram Temple holds Its Ther Festival

2013_09_21_2A massive crowd of devotees gathered at Vallipuram Sri Alvai temple to pay homage to Lord Vishnu on the day of Ther festival held on 18th September. People offered Pooja and cried “Aro Hara” as the effigy of deity is taken in a gaily decorated cart in a grand procession.

On initiative of Commander Security Forces-Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, an Air Force helicopter showered petals of flowers on the sacred cart and the temple from the sky magnifying the glamour of the event.

Commander SF-J Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe along with senior officers of the 52 Division attended a special Pooja on Wednesday (18) to get blessing of Lord Vishnu for Security Forces members serving in Jaffna.

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18 Gemunu Soldiers Organize Dansala for Paththini Amman Temple Devotees


The annual festival of Kovilakkandy Paththini Amman Temple was held on 21st June. The Commanding Officer and the troops of the 18th Gemunu Watch (18 GW) serving in Thanankilappu, who participated in the festival on invitation of the Kovil authority, offered snacks and soft drinks for nearly 800 devotees present to offer Pooja to the deity on the festival day.

On the instructions of the Commanding Officer 18 GW Lieutenant Colonel Sampath Bulathgama, soldiers prepared the temple site for the Pooja cleaning it in a shramadana organized prior to the festival.