Yerragondapalem: The devotees made a beeline to see the sunrays fall on the deity and seek blessings from the Chayasameta Suryanarayana Swamy at Devarajugattu near Peddaaraveedu in Prakasam district to celebrate the Rathasapthami festival.
Devotees throng Devarajugattu Suryanarayana Swamy Temple
As part of the Rathasapthami, the temple priests performed Abhishekam, Sahasranama Puja and distributed the prasadam to the devotees. “Though the temple has a history of over hundreds of years and is under the endowments department from a long time, no facilities were provided by the government,” complains the public.
Mettu Srinivasa Reddy, caretaker of the temple said that they witness a large number of devotees on the Rathasapthami every year and few arrangements were being made with the money from their own pockets. He also demanded the officials to repair and provide some basic infrastructure at the temple so that the devotees coming to the temple on Sundays and for special pooja would get benefitted.