Huge streams of pilgrims walk through Mylapore and San Thome to Annai Vailankanni Shrine

All roads since this morning led to Besant Nagar, as pilgrims walked their way from all corners of the city to be at the flag hoisting ceremony at the Annai Vailankanni Shrine by the coast. The feast celebrates Mary’s birthday, and is formally held on Sept.8.

People walked down Greenways Road, C P Ramaswamy Road, R K Mutt Road the thickest stream was off the Marina road, where police asked pilgrims to take the service road to avoid traffic congestion.

The streams of pilgrims became huge after 3 p.m. and many will return only after 9 p.m. when the day’s Holy Mass ends.

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