Over 1 000 attend kavady and fire walking

2016-03-03 06:00
Photo: supplied Devotees walk through the burning coal during the kavady fire walking at the Shree Draupathieamman Kovil.

Photo: supplied Devotees walk through the burning coal during the kavady fire walking at the Shree Draupathieamman Kovil.

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MORE than 1 000 devotees attended the kavady and fire walking at the Shree Draupathieamman Kovil in Sastri Circle recently.

Temple vice-chairman Krinovan Munien said there were around 100 to 150 devotees who also parti- cipated in the fire walking procession.

“Every year it gets bigger,” said Munien. “It was a very successful festival and we are looking forward to next year’s festival.”

This was the 19th kavady and fire walking the temple has held and Munien­ said its the biggest in the North Coast.

People come from as far as Mpumulanga­, Richards Bay and Johannesburg­ to be part of the events.

“Speciall thanks to IPSS medical rescue, for their assistance at our auspicious times and Captain Stainbank­ and team from Tongaat SAPS and sponsors and members of the temple who assisted in making the event a success,” said Munien.

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