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Singapore Fire Walking Festival 2018 date – Theemidhi Ritual at Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore 2018

Fire Walking Festival 2018 date as per Singapore Hindu Endowments Board. The annual Fire Walking Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore attracts thousands of Hindu devotees, especially Tamilians from Singapore, India, and Malaysia. Singapore Fire Walking Festival 2018 date is October 28, Sunday. The Theemidhi Ritual is dedicated to Queen Draupadi of Mahabharata who is worshiped as Draupadi Amman in Tamil Culture.

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Devotees perform the Theemidhi ritual for their wishes and prayers fulfilled by the Mother Goddess. Thousands of devotees have had their wishes fulfilled after praying at the Sri Mariamman Temple.

The main ritual during the fire walking ceremony involves walking over a four-meter pit of burning coal specially prepared at the Mariamman Temple. The chief priest of Sri Mariamman Temple after special prayers and pujas walks over the burning coal and he is followed by those devotees who wish to take part in the ritual. Devotees young and old participate in the ritual.

The main ceremony begins at midnight (0100hrs) devotees take the ritual bath at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and walk up to Mariamman Temple. All the important rituals associated with Tamil festivals are part of the fire walking ceremony.

One of the most striking aspects of the Theemidhi – Fire Walking Festival – is that all devotees come out of the coal bed without any burns.

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