Valaikappu festival at Sri Kapali Temple today

Aadi pooram at Sri Kapali TempleMore than a hundred devotees gathered at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple Tank, Mylapore today morning to witness the abhishekam of Goddess Karpagambal (utsava murthy) on the occasion of Aadi Pooram. After the abhishekam, the deity was decorated with colourful glass bangles and carried inside the temple.

All through today, the main deity (moolavar) too will be decorated with bangles which will then be distributed to the devotees. Devotees too are allowed to offer bangles to the deity. Known as the ‘Festival of Valaikappu’, it is believed that by wearing these bangles, couples will be blessed with children. It is also believed that pregnant women who wear these bangles will be shielded from evil forces.