Black flags have been hoisted in most of the houses in Alanganallur and Palamedu villages in the district. Residents of Alanganallur village, the venue for the world-famous 'Alanganallur Jallikattu,' are on fast for the third day in succession for lifting of the ban. Some residents told the sources they were waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on the review petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Government for deciding the future course of action.
Meanwhile, hundreds of devotees thronged famous temples in the district today marking the beginning of the auspicious month of 'Thai.' Special poojas and 'abhishekams' were performed in almost all the temples to mark the occasion.