Capital celebrates Ayyabban booja festival

Last updated 15:03 23/12/2012
CELEBRATING: Hindu devotees celebrate the Ayyabban booja festival at the Iskcon Hare Krishna Temple in Newlands.

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A festival offering prayers to the Hindu deity brought colour to Wellington this weekend.

About 200 people were in the capital to celebrate the Ayyabban booja festival.

After seven male devotees observed a 42-day penance abstaining from meat and alcohol, and sleeping on mats, they carried offerings from the  Kumaran Kurunji Temple in Newlands, Wellington yesterday.

In Hindu tradition, the men carry bundles of coconut filled with ghee to offer prayers to their deity.

Women and children carry milk pots.

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- The Dominion Post

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