Abishekam by devotees to Ketheeswara Lingam with Paalavy Theertham

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Hindu devotees in large numbers performed traditional abishkam to the ancient Siva Lingam in Thiruketheeswaram with the Holy Palaavy Theertham at dawn with religious fervor at the conclusion of the Sivarathri Nonbu.

A thrilling moment was witnessed when the devotees, males, females and children, after observing Sivarathri Nonbu had a bath in the Paalavy Tank in the early hours of the day, collected the holy Paalavy Theertham in Kudams, marched one behind the other in an orderly manner chanting ‘Om Namasivaya’ continuously, proceeded to the ancient Siva Lingam preserved in the precincts of the temple and performed the holy abishekam with religious fervour.

This is considered a rare sacred task- a unique blessing which is not permitted in most Hindu Siva shrines.

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