Message to all my friends
Recently our proprietor Mr. Maniymuthu made a pilgrimage to Varanasi, which is located in the state of Uthra Pradesh in India..
He began his journey from Colombo, Sri Lanka and headed first to Coimbatore located in the state of Tamil Nadu , being there he received blessings from Lord Mahavishnu residing in Dhanvanthri Kovil.
Thereafter he continued his journey to Thiruchendur Sri Sivasubramaniya Swami Kovil (Also commonly known as Murugan Kovil) and engaged in prayers and poojas and received blessings .
From there Mr. Maniymuthu begun his way to get “Darisanam” from Meenatchi Amman Kovil which is located in the bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. This kovil has a very big historical significance and with supreme divine power.
En route to Varanasi via Chennai he met former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Paneer Selvam (currently designated as the Deputy Chief Minister). There were many important issues discussed, out of which the highlight was the fishermen’s problem faced by fishermen of both the countries (Sri Lanka and India). They concluded to take this problem up with the respective Central Governments.
During the days of Mahalaya Patcham (from 6th of September to 19th of September 2017)
After Arriving in Varanasi Mr. Maniymuthu first visited Thiruveni Sangam, the sacred place in Allahabad India where the sacred rivers Gangai Yamunei and invisible Saraswathi river confluences (Sangamam). Hindus believe that a bath here is said to wash away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. From there he visited to Kasi Visvanadan Kovil and obtained divine blessings.
What is Mahalaya Patcham?
Mahalaya Patcham is a special day that comes after Pitru Paksha, this Pitru Paksha is known as the fading of the moon, and the new moon day that follows is known as the Mahalaya Patcham. There is a historical story related to “Karna” that is said to be the ritual for Mahalaya Patcham. The basic idea of Mahalaya Patcham is to provide food to souls of our ancestors who passed away.
Thereafter he performed the Kodhanam in Varanasi Kovil in the Mahalaya Patcham day, Kodhanam is donating a cow to the temple, as the cow is believed to be a sacred animal of hindus.
On Mr. Maniymuthu return to Sri Lanka on the last day of Mahalaya Patcham he performed a special prayer and invited all relations friends and staff of Marlbo to join him for lunch