Latest Trending News: An interesting incident was witnessed at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Tuesday. Actually, here ‘Lord Vishnu is given a bath’. The procession passing through the runway for ‘‘Arattu’’ Due to this, flight services were suspended for five hours on Tuesday afternoon. The airport changes its flight schedule twice every year in keeping with the age-old tradition of the famous Padmanabha Swamy temple. This temple procession passes near the runway here.
Temple of ‘‘Arattu’’ This happened because of the procession
‘‘arattu’’ With the procession, the Alpasi festival came to an end on Tuesday. Airport authorities said flight services were suspended for five hours from 4 pm to 9 pm. At least 10 flights of major carriers, including IndiGo, Air India Express and Air Arabia, were canceled at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, airport sources said. This was done because services were suspended from 4 pm to 9 pm.
This practice has been going on for decades
why flight is stopped
According to sources, ‘Arattu Mandap is near the runway where the idols of the temple are kept for a while as a ritual during the procession. As per the temple tradition, the idols of the deities of the temple are taken twice a year for bathing in the sea which is behind the airport. This procession has been passing through this route even before the airport was built in 1992.
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