31 July 2014

2014 Vallaikappu (Bangle) Ceremony

The Parvati Amman Utsavam Festival which has lasted for 10 days completed its cycle yesterday July 30, 2014 with the traditional Vallaikappu (Bangle) ceremony and the worship of Amman by the ladies. 

On this day glass bangles are offered to Ambal and then distributed to devotees. These bangles are said to provide offspring and generally protect one from evils. In addition Valaikaappu is a Festival during which a pregnant woman wears glass bangles, the sound of which is said to protect her and the child from evil forces.

The Goddess

In the Vallaikappu Mandir, Arunachaleswarar Temple

Ladies eager for the distribution of blessed Bangle

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