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Hindus commemorate Thai Pongal

Jan 15, 2011 4:20:13 AM - itnnews.lk

The Hindu devotees throughout the country celebrate Thaipongal on a grand scale.

The National function was held at the Jaffna Central College. The people in the Jaffna Peninsula participated in religious observances with the hope of bringing prosperity to the country.

The war heroes who are committed towards creating a free environment for the people participated in nother commemoration marking Thai Pongal at Elephant Pass.

Thai Pongal rituals were held in the Batticaloa District this morning at Hindu temples. A large number of Hindu devotees participated.

The people from the upcountry joined in commemorating Thai Pongal on a grand scale. They prepared a Kiribath before the sunrise and offered it to the Sun God who provides prosperity. Rituals were performed in all Hindu Kovils in the plantation sector.

The people in the South as well as North are commemorating Thai Pongal A large number of Hindu devotees participated in the rituals held in Hindu temples in Galle.