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The revered Chithirai Festival went underway at Madurais Meenakshi Amman temple on April 18. With several auspicious events and prayer sessions held every day since then, the festival is reaching its last few days. (CHECK OUT Chithirai Festival 2018: Know The Date, Importance, Significance and Events Taking Place at Meenakshi Amman Temple) Today is a prominent day in the festival calendar as it is the day of the celestial wedding. This grand affair will be held today at the Meenkashi Amman temple (also known as Meenkashi-Sundereshwara temple) and several meticulous arrangements have been made for this special day. More than 15,000 devotees are expected to be present at the temple to witness the Celestial wedding today. ALSO SEE Did you know these interesting facts about the Meenakshi Amman Temple? Also Read - Husband Stabs Teacher in Front of Students in TN's Madurai, Arrested
Air conditioning has been set up inside the venue which can hold 16,000 devotees. Basic amenities like drinking water have been arranged too. Huge LCD monitors have been installed for people to get a clear view of the proceedings. There are 20 LED screens to telecast the event, of which 6 are inside the temple. The streets outside the temple have been given a tin roof cover too for the benefit of the visitors. Also Read - As Tamil Nadu Water Crisis Heightens, Govt-run Borewells Run Dry in Madurai
People are not allowed to bring cell phones inside the temple. Lockers have been arranged outside for safe keeping of phones. Wedding gifts will only be collected in the temple premises and nowhere else. Necessary receipts will be provided for any gifts presented.