Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Mangaluru, Oct 4: Ayudha Puja was offered in the city with religious fervour and gaiety on Tuesday October 4.
Devotees are getting their vehicles blessed right from early in the morning. Many devotees thronged Mahaganapathi temple at Urwastore.
On the day of Ayudha Puja, two wheelers, four wheelers and all other kinds of vehicles and electronic components including computers, and cameras, and agricultural tools, virtually everything that one uses to earn one's livelihood are blessed.
A day prior, devotees cleaned their machinery, vehicles, equipment and tools, and painted and decorated them with flowers.
Ayudha Puja is observed as thanksgiving, as well as to ward off any evil that could cause harm or injury in the coming year. It is also a day of rest for man and machine.