Tharganeswarar temple crowded with devotees on the beginning of the Tamil month of Aippasi
Trichy, October 18: The beginning of the Tamil month of Aippasi on Monday, brought thousands of devotees to the 7th century Tharganeswarar temple in Thiruparaithurai, about 16km from Trichy.
The devotees who visit the temple come with a firm belief that taking a dip in the Cauvery during this first day of the Tamil month of Aippasi would cure skin related ailments. After the prayers, the temple deity, Asthra Devar, was taken to the river bank. The devotees take a dip along with the Asthra Devar thrice as part of the ritual.
“Devotees firmly believe that a dip in the Cauvery river after worshipping the deity would wash away all their sins and remove all ailments,” said the temple priest U Sairam.