People worship Highway Goddess for safe journey in Chennai

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Chennai, Nov. 22 (ANI): People have strong belief in Iraniamman Amma, commonly known as the highway goddess in Chennai.

They offer puja at Goddess Iraniamman temple, situated near Tambaram, for a safe journey.

According to locals, breaking of the coconut and crushing of the lime under the vehicle's tyre evades the accidents from happening.

On Fridays, hundreds of vehicles block the highway to get the puja done for their vehicle in order to have a safe journey ahead.

"Since the past twenty five years I am coming here as a tourist guide, when ever I used to come here and perform puja, I felt happy and better. Accident will not happen. Today also I am going to some place that's why I have come here to worship Iraniamman. I have belief that is why I coming here and worshiping Amma," said Gajapathy, a tourist guide.

Daily thousands of vehicles stop by and queue up at the Iraniamman temple to offer prayer on the highway including two wheelers, autos, cars, buses, lorry drivers, etc.

People from across the nation come here to worship the highway goddess in Chennai, which keep them away from the deadly accident on that accident-prone highway.

"The reason for coming here to this goddess is that I need to go safe and come back safe too. That's why I always come here, put the lime before the vehicle and do the puja, for a good, wonderful and safe journey. I am a catholic but I do believe in this because it is a highway Goddess," said Jude, a traveller. (ANI)

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