Mariamman prayer coming up

2018-07-26 06:01

THE Mariamman prayer is known by many as the “porridge prayer”, remembering a time in India hundreds of years ago, when people were faced with famine and drought.

In this period many children will affected with measles or chickenpox.

A woman appeared and fed the children sour porridge which contains Vedic healing properties; this cooled them internally and helped their wounds heal.

Villagers believed that they were graced with the presence of the divine mother and continued the tradition, honouring this period. The sour porridge that is prepared soothes viral infections and contains properties to calm the mind.

The Umbango Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam opens an invitation to the public for their Mariamman prayer (Porridge prayer) which will be held at the temple from the July 20 to July 22.

The first prayer, which is the flag hoisting, will start at 5.30 am on July 20; there will be a main prayer and a service by the bhajan group in praise of the divine Mother Sathi.

On Saturday, July 21, will be the Ganga Amma prayer, at My Den Beach in Port Shepstone at 12.30 pm.

The last prayer will be on July 22 from 7.30 am.

“We invite the public to come be a part of this divine period.

There will be bhajans by service groups and lunch will be served on the last day after the praye,” said Temple PRO Cohen Pillay.

“The Mariamman prayer honours our divine mother, this is the festival of growth, prosperity and showing gratitude via our devotion,” said Pillay.

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