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Special prayers at temple for safe landing of Chandrayaan-2
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Special prayers at temple for safe landing of Chandrayaan-2

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Chennai, Sep 6 : Special pujas will be performed at the famous Thingalur Chandran (Moon) temple, one of the nine Navagraha temples in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu on Saturday evening praying for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-2's Lander Vikram on the moon's south pole.

According to Sri Kailasanathar Temple (also called as Chandranaar Temple devoted to Moon) Manager V Kannan a special abhishekam would be held this evening to seek the divine blessings of the Moon God 'Chandran' for the successful landing of the lander and the successful culmination of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The lander would make a soft landing at Moon's south pole between 1.30 am and 2.30 am early on Saturday morning.

Even on the day of the Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 22, which coincidentally happened to be Monday--an auspicious day for Chandran--a special puja was performed where in a large number of devotees offered raw rice pudding mixed with jaggery.

They also prayed for the success of the second lunar mission, when Chandrayaan-2 began begin its 48-day long, 3.44 lakh km journey after lift off, for a soft landing on the Moon's South Pole tomorrow, hitherto unexplored territory by any country. (UNI)