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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sivagiri Pilgrimage from 30 December 2011 to January 2012

Trivandrum, 28 December 2011:  The 79th annual Sivagiri pilgrimage of the Sivagiri Mutt, Varkala will start from December 30, 2011.

This years Sivagiri pilgrimage programmes will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommenn Chandy on 30th December and Union minister Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the pilgrimage on 31st December.

 Sivagiri Pilgrimage is held every year from 30 December to 1 January to the samadhi of Sree Narayana Guru, at Varkala. It was conceived by Vallabhasseri Govindan Vaidyar and T K Kittan Writer during the year 1928.

According to the rules, the pilgrims should observe 10 days'self-purification according to Sri Buddha's principles of five purities (Pancha Dharma) - body, food, mind, word, deed. The pilgrims should wear yellow clothes and walk to the pilgrim centre.

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