Salem: The District Collector of Salem has announced a local holiday for the festival in Kottai Mariamman Temple Aadi festival 10 August 2022. Kottai Mariamman Temple is one of the famous goddess temples in Salem district.
District Collector Karmegam has ordered a holiday on Wednesday 10th August for all government offices and educational institutions in view of the Aadi festival. Kottai Mariamman Temple is located near Old Bus Stand, Salem City. It is a major Mariamman temple for various surrounding districts.
So not only Salem but also from different parts of the state come to visit the goddess. It is enough if Aadi month comes. Kottai Mariamman Temple will become a festival hall. In the last two years, the spread of corona infection has been seen intensively. As a result, the Aadi festival did not take place. Now that the situation has returned to normal, the Aadi festival has started with a bang.
On the 27th, the potting ceremony was held in a grand manner. On this occasion, thousands of kilos of flowers were brought in procession. It includes Arali, Chamomile, Rose etc. With this, special pujas and archans were performed for the goddess. Then Maha Deeparathan was performed with Jantai Mela and percussions.
Thousands of people waited in long queues to witness this event. In this case, the Chariot Festival will be held on August 10th at Kottai Mariamman Temple. A local holiday has been declared on this occasion. In a circular issued by the District Collector Karmegam in this regard, on the occasion of the anniversary of the auspicious Kottai Mariamman Temple,
10.08.2022 Wednesday is declared a local holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in Salem district. As this local holiday does not come under 8 Act 1881, in order to attend to urgent matters of public safety,
On that day the District Treasury and Sub-Treasuries in the district will function with specific staff. In lieu of this local holiday, all government offices and educational institutions in Salem district have been informed that the coming Saturday 03.09.2022 will function as a working day.