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CM, Cong workers pull gold chariot at temple on Priyanka's birthday

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday celebrated his party general secretary Priyanaka Gandhi Vadra's birthday by pulling a holy gold chariot in 300-year-old Manakula Vinayakar temple here and praying for good health and long life of the Congress leader.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 13 Jan 2020 4:10 AM GMT

CM, Cong workers pull gold chariot at temple on Priyankas birthday
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Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday celebrated his party general secretary Priyanaka Gandhi Vadra's birthday by pulling a holy gold chariot in 300-year-old Manakula Vinayakar temple here and praying for good health and long life of the Congress leader.

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Narayanasamy performed the ritual along with his Cabinet colleague M Kandasamy and party's sole MP from the Union territory, V Vaithilingam. Several party workers also participated in the ritual.

The chief minister along with party workers and legislators also prayed at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple for good health and long life of Priyanka Gandhi.

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Sweets were distributed later by party men.

According to information on the temple's website, the devotees pull the chariot, made up of 7.5 kg of gold besides other materials, including teakwood and copper, to pray for fulfilment of their wishes. They are allowed to pull the chariot for a fee.

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(PTI)

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