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Purattasi Viratham

Purtassi

Amongst South African Tamils this festival is the most important one dedicated to lord VISHNU who takes on the form of lord PERUMAL.It is observed in the Tamil month of of PURATASSI (September 17th to October 17th). During this month devotees observe a very strict month long fast (viratham)-abstaining from non-vegetarian meals and alcohol and offering special prayers to lord VISHNU on a Saturday which is considered auspicious to Lord Vishnu.

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