In Namakkal district, there are temples and important shrines along the banks of the river Cauvery, especially in areas including Kumarapalayam, Pallipalayam, Molasi, Jedarpalayam, Solasiramani, Mohanur, Paramathi Vellore.
In these areas, on the Mahalaya New Moon’s occasion in the month of Purattasi (today), it is customary for a large number of people from the district and nearby districts to perform Darbhanga and other rituals for the deceased ancestors and relatives in their family.
In this current situation, due to the spread of the coronavirus infection, a curfew with relaxation has been issued and is in effect. There is a high risk of infection due to overcrowding in any of those riverside places.
Therefore, in the interest of the public, today, on the day of the Mahalaya New Moon in the month of Purattasi, people are not allowed to gather on the banks of the Cauvery River and in other areas by district Collector Megraj.