'Hindu Blue Moon' festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu

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Villupuram (Tamil Nadu), May 16 (ANI): The traditional 'Hindu Blue Moon' festival was celebrated at the Angala Parameswari Amman temple in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram District.

The festival is celebrated on the fourth full moon day, which is also called the Blue Moon Day.

The presiding deity, Goddess Angala Parameswari, is decorated with flowers and silver crown for the day.

Though, hundreds of devotees come to the temple every full moon day, but the temple witnesses' huge crowd on the blue moon day.

People lit candles and broke coconut shells and crushed lime to worship the Goddess at midnight.

There is a belief that the deity, Goddess Angala Parameswari, grants all wishes of the devotees.

"After praying, I found that lot of good things are happening in my life and my business. Moreover, I am also feeling mentally peaceful now. In totality, I am happy now," said Ganesan, a devotee.

Devotees from neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka also visited the place to worship the Goddess.

"I have been visiting this temple for many years now. I make it to the temple on Ammavasai (the new moon day). Many of my family problems related to my husband, my daughter and my son were solved and they are peacefully living now," said Vijaya, a devotee from Bangalore city.

"This time, I am praying for a job for my son, I hope it would be fulfilled as well," she added.

People, who visit here cook large quantities of eateries and offer it to the Goddess. (ANI)

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