People observe 'Mahalaya Amavasya' across nation today

A large number of people from various parts of the country took a holy dip in 'Agni Theertham' and performed poojas to their departed ancestors on the occasion of 'Mahalaya Amavasya' on Tuesday, official said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

Rameswaram: A large number of people from various parts of the country took a holy dip in 'Agni Theertham' and performed poojas to their departed ancestors on the occasion of 'Mahalaya Amavasya' on Tuesday, official said.

Mahalaya Amavasya is considered as a highly auspicious day for performing rituals to the ancestors and forefathers.
Special prayers and poojas were also performed at the temple here.

A large number of police men were deployed in Rameswaram for security, police said.