07 August 2009

Madhu Feast begins on grand scale

06th August 2009, firstlanka.com

The grand Madhu Festival will begin today, 06th August, on a solemn holy note. It is expected that a large number of devotees from all parts of the country would pay homage as this would be the first Madhu festival after the end of terrorism.

The Madhu festival will continue till the 16th of this month. The first prayer service will be conducted at 11.00 am today. Another prayer service is scheduled to be held at 4.30 pm.

The Administrator of the Madhu Church Reverend Father Freddy Desmond Clark said all arrangements were set in motion to conduct religious observances as usual.

Meanwhile, Police have beefed up security of pilgrims who will flock to worship Madhu shrine. Police headquarters said the devotees are not allowed to stay in the Madhu shrine premises from today to the 11th. Pilgrims will be allowed to stay in the shrine premises from 12th to the end of the festival.

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