2 lakh devotees take holy dip in sea on 'Mahalaya Ammavasai'

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Rameswaram, Oct 4: About two lakh devotees from all over the country took a holy dip in the sea here on the occasion of 'Mahalaya ammavasai', officials said.

Mahalaya Amavasya is considered a highly auspicious day for performing rituals to one's ancestors and forefathers, especially at the historic Ramanathaswamy Temple in this coastal town.

Mahalaya Amavasya is considered a highly auspicious.

Officials said devotees offered banana and black sesame and cooked rice as part of a ritual, observed at several places in Tamil Nadu, including Kaniyakumari.

PTI

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