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Hindus Celebrate Annual Firewalking Ceremony

Thousands gathered at the annual firewalking ceremony at the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam’s Raj Maha Mariamman Temple at Howell Road in Samabula, Suva yesterday. Hindu devotees conducted their annual
22 Aug 2016 09:19
Hindus Celebrate Annual Firewalking Ceremony
More than 35 devotees took part in the Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam’s 90th annual fire walking ceremony at Sri Raj Maha Mariamman temple in Howell Road, Suva yesterday Photo: Ashna Kumar

Thousands gathered at the annual firewalking ceremony at the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam’s Raj Maha Mariamman Temple at Howell Road in Samabula, Suva yesterday.

Hindu devotees conducted their annual firewalking ceremony. They walked on the hot burning charcoal with the given supernatural blessings by the Goddess Devi Kali Mata.

The devotees, along the week listened to the tales of the Goddess and enacted the life of the Goddess by “Thirkuttu” dance a night before the fire walking ceremony.

The thrill for the devotees as they overcame the pain and the heat of the fire leaving no marks of the hot charcoals and spikes.

The firewalking ceremony in Fiji each year is celebrated in the month of August upon the site of the full moon call on to the Goddess Miriamma to life in spirit in the holy body of the man who portrays her.

 

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