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- By S.Kathiravan

The vellottam – the maiden run of the newly built chariot- of the Ther of the Katpaka Vinyagar Temple in Kattaiparichan in Muthur East was held recently. Rituals relevant to the tradition of Vellottam were performed by Hindu priests. The new chariot was constructed under the auspices of the Jeevaratnam family. The annual festival commenced on March 30 th.

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Hundreds of Christians participated in the observance of the Good Friday and the Way of the Cross all over the island. It is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ's Passion, crucifixion, and death, which is told in the Christian Bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.

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