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70th Army Anniversary; special abishekam, poojas at Ponnambalavaneswaram

70th Army Anniversary special abishekam poojas at Ponnambalavaneswaram

A special abishekam and poojas were conducted at Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo 13 on Wednesday, October 2 to seek blessings for the forthcoming 70th Army Anniversary and the Army Day on October 10. It was organized under the auspices of the Army Hindu Association.

The Army Flag was taken into the inner chamber of the Kovil (temple) by the Chief Kurukkal when it was handed by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. The special 'Abishekam' Pooja symbolically invoked blessings on the Army Flag, bestowed blessings on the Army and All Ranks for well-being and longevity.

A ten-member team of Hindu priests, led by the Chief Kurukkal, Rev Siva Sri Sureshwara performed the rituals. The traditional ‘Abishekam’ Pooja, comprised of offering of fruits, ghee and garlands, etc to the deities.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva

70th Army Anniversary special abishekam poojas at Ponnambalavaneswaram


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