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Across Tamil Nadu the temple festivals and other festivities are not allowed by the government as a precaution to retard the progress of the virus spread. This year, the people of Tiruvarur miss the religious fervor and gaiety during the festivities that normally would last for 25 long days. Last year the main car festival was held on the first of April and the devotees were led by velakkuruchi Aadheenam and the district collector. Flag-hoisting function took place on the 22 of February; two weeks later the main deity was taken to the Devasiriyar mandapam where ''patha darsanam''(holy feet of the lord) function was held on March 26. The entire district will enjoy a holiday on the car festival day and it has been a custom for a long time.