Held in the western side of the temple, just off the gopuram, the ceremony began early in the morning and it was about 9.30a.m. when the flag was finally hoisted on the mast.
Festival regulars said they make it a point to attend the kodiyetram event, making it something that is close to their life.
Balaji gurukkul led his team of priests at the rituals that go before the hoisting of the flag. Deeparadhanai was carried out before the priests hoisted the flag and signalled the start of yet another panguni festival.