Navarathri fest: Auto drivers of neighbourhood stands perform mass puja

On the occasion of Ayudha puja and Vijayadasami, scores of auto drivers got together, pooled their resources and had puja performed to their autorickshaws. Such scenes greeted you at many neighbourhood auto stands.

Be it in R. A. Puram, Mylapore or San Thome, auto stands were decked up for the occasion, with shamianas lit up, traditional decoration and music playing off a system.

For the auto drivers, it makes sen of an auto stand here did a puja before starting their rides (savari) today.

Said Shankar, a auto driver, “Since the past few years we have been celebrating the festival together.”

Their autos were decorated with flowers, banana trees and garlands.

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