Yesterday (Sept. 1) to mark Pournami, a special abhishekam was held for Sri Porkodi Amman at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple at Bazaar Road, Mylapore. The deity also adorned a special alangaram. An ul purappadu was held in the evening instead of the veedi purappadu which is usually held during a pournami utsavam. A pooja was also held to mark Rahu Ketu peyarchi yesterday morning.
The chief priest T. V. Shanmuga Gurukal says, “The temple will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. everyday. As of now we are not accepting any offerings from the devotees. We have placed markings at a distance of 1 metre inside the temple for the devotees to ensure that social distancing is followed. A volunteer will guide the devotees entering the temple”.
He says the next festival that is coming up is Navarathri. Like every year, the goddess will adorn special alankarams everyday. On the last day a veedi purappadu is usually held and he says he is still waiting for the government order to plan that event.