With worsening situation of floods around the Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple, which feel difficulty to organise this year’s Kanda Sashti festival, the temple authorities are planning to shift the celebration to a temple on the western side this year.
With the incessant rains in the Tirunelveli district for the last four days, the Thamirabarani river which is running up to its brim, turning into worst flood, surrounded the Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple, putting much hardships for movement of the near by residents.
In the present circumstances, almost all the dams in the district, namely, Kadana, Ramanadhi and Adavinainar reaching its fullest level, sources said. The water level at the Karuppanadhi and Kundari dams had already reached its brim and the excess of water from both the dams made the situation worse with severe floods encircling in many area, including the Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple.
It is feared that if the Nambiyaru and Kodumudiyari dams on reaching its fullest capacities would also worsen the flood situation in the district.
The devotees who visit the temple celebrating the Kanda Sashti festival, feel difficulty in reaching the temple to make worship, hence, they take a diagonal diversion towards the Northern direction to safely reach the temple, the sources said.
Some of the devotees who participate at the Kanda Sashti festival every year, reportedly, had requested the temple to shift the celebration to other temple or celebrate it after the rain was over, sources said.