Religious fervor marks Bhavani Deeksha Viramana
Vijayawada, Dec 27 (INN): Religious fervor and special pujas marked the conclusion of 'Bhavani Deeksha Viramana' at Kanakadurga temple atop Indrakeeladri on Monday. Lakhs of Bhavani devotees, after taking a holy dip in Krishna River, made a beeline to the Kanakadurga temple since early morning and offered special pujas to the Goddess to mark the Viramana. The temple officials performed 'Poornahuthi' at 'yaagasaala' near Nataraja Swamy temple at 7.30 am on the hillock to mark the conclusion of Deeksha Viramana. Amidst chanting of Vedic hymns, temple priests offered a silk saree, sandalwood pieces, ghee, flowers and fruits to the 'homam.' 'Aaseerwachanam' (blessing) was given to the temple officials and staff.
Temple Executive Officer Vijay Kumar said this is the second biggest annual event at the temple after the Dasara festival. In view of 'Bhavani Deeksha Viramana' from December 27, the city police have imposed restrictions on movement of vehicles and suggested some traffic diversions during these days. Places for parking have also been earmarked for the devotees coming. Vehicular traffic has been diverted at many places to avoid problems due to the expected heavy rush of pilgrims. To mark the occasion, the temple authorities started the distribution of sumptuous meal at the temple. Under the scheme, the temple offers free food to 5,000 devotees per day.
News Posted: 27 December, 2010