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President Receives Hindu Adi Vel Procession

Jul 23, 2010 8:21:00 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Receiving the procession at Temple Trees

Today the Hindu Adi Vel procession returned to the streets of Colombo after 16 years. This procession of gods proceeded from Pettah and traveled through York Street, Achilon Square and Galle Road, stopping to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of his residence at Temple Trees. It was organized by the trustees of the Sammangod Sri Kathir Velautha Swami Temple and Manicavinayagak Temple.

The festival celebrates the Lord Murukan (Kataragama Deviyo) and his victory over evil.

President and wife holding offering

President and wife