Rameswaram: Over one lakh people from all over the country today visited Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here and offered worship at the temple after poojas to their forefathers on the auspicious Thai Amavasya day today.
A large number of devotees offered 'Tarpana' (pooja to forefathers) at the Agnitheertham seashore here and also at Kanyakumari and Tiruchendur seashore after a bath in the sea.
Amavasya (new moon day) in the Tamil months of Adi and Thai are considered auspicious to offer worship to the forefathers.
The temples were opened at 0400 hrs for the pooja. At Tiruchendur temple, 'Udhayamaarthanda abishekam' was held followed by Kala shanthi Pooja and theerthavari.
In Srirangam thousands of People gathered at the Cauvery river to offer Pitru Pooja.
Thousands of people also visited Kallazhagar temple and the famous meenakshi temple in Madurai to offer worship to the deity and also Pitru pooja.