Coimbatore: Seeking divine intervention for AIADMK supremo Jayalalaithaa's return as Chief Minister, a two hour "Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga" was performed by party leaders and workers here. As part of the rituals, five elephants, brought from Palakkad in Kerala, were made to stand in front of the Yaga venue in Ganapathi area with priests chanting mantras.
State Municipal administration minister S P Velumani was present as also city mayor P Rajkumar, some party MPs and MLAs and hundreds of party workers, party sources said.
On March 4, the star birthday of Jayalalithaa, an variety of prayers and yagnas had been organised by party workers and ministers across the state seeking a long life and her "return" as Chief Minister.
The Karnataka High Court has reserved its orders on the appeal of Jayalalithaa challenging the conviction and four year jail term awarded by a special court in September last year in the assets case.