1.32 lakh pilgrims visit Sangameswaram

By Our Bureau | THE HANS INDIA |   Aug 18,2016 , 04:07 AM IST

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Atmakur (Kurnool): Sangameswaram, the confluence of seven rivers, is attracting Pushkar pilgrims in droves. As many as 1.32 lakh pilgrims have taken a holy dip in the Krishna river at Sangameswaram so far. The pilgrims are preferring to visit Sangameswaram to enjoy its serene and scenic surroundings. About 20,000 pilgrims took a holy dip at Srilalitha and Sangameswara ghats on Wednesday, the sixth day of Krishna Pushkaralu. 

Pilgrims offered sandal powder, camphor, musk and herbs to Lord Sangameswara. Pinda Pradanam rituals are being held at Sangameswaram on par with that of Srisailam. The cultural programmes being organised at Kapileswaram Pushkar Nagar as part of the 12-day river festival, are attracting a large number of pilgrims. Artistes are presenting different folk art forms everyday highlighting the rich culture and heritage of Telugus. 

The AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) deployed  speed boats at Sangameswaram to enable pilgrims to enjoy a ride on the river. Joint Collector Ch Hari Kiran is making timely arrangements to ensure that pilgrims visiting Sangameswaram do not face any inconvenience.