Chariot of blessings


ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

A silver chariot making its way around Yishun and Sembawang on Thursday as part of the 19th annual Silver Chariot Procession held by the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple. The chariot was carrying the temple's presiding goddess, Sree Maha Mariamman. Two priests were also on the chariot. They received offerings from the devotees and offered them to the deity for its blessings. The blessed items were then returned to the devotees.The procession is part of Aadipoora Maha Brahmotsavam, a 10-day festival observed in the Tamil month of Aadi (mid-July to mid-August). The festival marks the creation of the universe. The chariot made eight stops. Members of Parliament for the area - Nee Soon GRC's Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Mr Louis Ng and Ms Lee Bee Wah - attended the procession.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'Chariot of blessings'. Print Edition | Subscribe