Mayana Puja was held at Anaimalai Masaniyamman Temple on the eve of the Gundam Festival at midnight yesterday. It was attended by thousands of devotees.
Masaniyamman, who is the guardian deity of the Kongu Nadu in Anaimalai, Coimbatore district, is blessing the devotees in a sleeping position at Upparankarai. The annual Gundam Festival at the Masaniyamman Temple is special.
As part of the festival, a burial ceremony is usually held at midnight for Masaniyamman, the heroine of the burial ground. This year’s Gundam Festival started with the flag hoisting on the 1st of last month. Following this, special pujas are held daily at the Masaniyamman Temple.
In this context, the main event of the festival, the Mayana Puja, took place at midnight yesterday. In turn the pedestal was set on the aqueduct. Special pujas were held at the Masaniyamman Temple at 12 midnight.
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