The special prayers to Lord Muruga which included the carrying the shrine of Lord Muruga, The Tamil God of War, around the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple, Muar commenced at 7.30 and devotees were treated to anadhanam (food).
Speaking to Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY), spokesperson for the temple K.M.Palani said that the special prayer to Lord Muruga to bless the Sultan with longevity and well wishes to continue to rule the state with peace and harmony.
The Temple is grateful to the Sultan who cares for the people, he added.
Sri Sarasa Pasamanickam speaking on behalf of the Muar Indian community said that we are proud of our beloved Sultan and hope that he will continue rule Johor for a very long time.
His care and concern for the people is reflected in his recent call for all communities to unite she added.