Though it was the first working day of the week a sizable community of devotees gathered at the temple, which is on the south side of the Chitrakulam for the rituals leading to the procession.
The ther will roll down the mada veedhis, covering first South Mada Street.
The festival will end with a veedhi perapadu on Mar 27.
This will be followed by a musical concert on Mar 28 and 29.
Ph:24643873 for details at the temple office.