FIJI, January 24, 2018 ( by Waisea Nasokia, Fiji Sun):The annual Vaarshika Thaipoosam Thirunaal Festival in Nadi is expected to attract a bigger turnout this year. The 10-day event for Hindu devotees is set for January 25 to February 4 at the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Thiru Kovil temple. This will be the 92nd edition of the festival. Devasthanam board treasurer Anand Sami Kumar said devotees from around the country and overseas always made themselves available. Mr Kumar said the festival is believed to be a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Devotees offer prayers to Lord Murugan to ensure that the year 2018 gives them prosperity, good health, peace and protection from evil.
Mr Kumar said they were also looking forward to the Mahakumbhabisekam Pooja, which will be hosted from June 14 to 17. “As per in Saiva Agama [Lord Shivas tradition], once in every 12 years we have to perform Mahakumba Abhishekam pooja for the temple,” he said. The temple is the largest outside India located in the Southern Hemisphere