A sumptuous feast awaits devotees on Wednesday as grand preparations are under way for the ‘Tirukkalya Virundhu' (celestial wedding feast) of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar.
The ‘Tirukkalyanam' of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswarar takes place on Wednesday at the junction of North and West Adi streets inside the temple complex. The feast would be held at Setupati Higher Secondary School on North Veli Street.
Being prepared by the Pazhamudhir Solai Thiru Murugan Bhaktha Sabha for the past 13 years, the feast is being arranged for over 40,000 devotees.
Chamundi Vivekanandan, one of the organisers, says, “the menu comprises different kinds of dishes such as ‘kalkandu' rice, tomato rice, sambar rice, and curd rice. The traditional side dishes such as vegetable curries would also be served.”
Following the advice of police officials, the feast organisers have changed the earlier practice of serving on banana leaves to plates this year. The feast will begin at around 8.30 a.m. and go on till the last devotee leaves the place.
While the logistics for the feast are being done by the Sabha, vegetables have been donated by local vegetable merchants.
A large quantity of rice and grocery has been donated by the public.
Further, members of the public can take part in preparing the feast. Many traders have sent their workers to help serve the dishes during the feast.