Maylapore (Chennai), July 16 (ANI): Thousands of devotees attended the Maha Kumbhabhishekam, or consecration, of Hindu saint Sri Sai Baba.
The celebrations began on Sunday and concluded on Thursday t the Sri Sai Baba temple in Mylapore.
The temple, also known as 'Shirdi of the South', saw many devotees from all over the country pay a visit to the temple.
The 69-year-old Sai Baba temple at Mylapore was built to commemorate the saint from Shirdi in Maharashtra.
"There is no caste and religion for Baba. Every day Sikhs, Muslims and Christians are coming regularly and taking blessings of God. We are doing rituals five times continuously," said Thngaduri, the president of All India Sai Samaj, Chennai.
A wave of divine exuberance pervaded the ambience as devotees enjoyed the ecstatic mix of supreme bliss, faith and peace.
"I am a follower of Sai Baba for past 25 years. I come every Thursday. It's a very famous temple in Mylapore and every twelve years this Maha Kumbhabhishekam is happening," said Pushparaj a devotee.
More than 30 priests from the famous Meenakshi Temple of the state's Madurai city had come to the temple a week before to conduct rituals and chanting from the vedas. (ANI)