SPECIAL ARTS

It is claimed that the first flower Sapparam to be decorated in Jaffna, was done in Mavai temple. It is an intricate art which involves thousands of flowers to be Woven into garlands and spun round the large wooden frame of a movable vehicle to present a magnificent sight. The decor might be in one color, two contrasting hues or in vibrant multi colored flowers giving the effect of a mosaic. The deity would be carted on this vehicle during festive times. Many other temples copied these fine arts from Mavai temple.

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