Festive idols Lord Bhimeswara Swamy and Goddess Manikyamba in the chariot
Festive idols Lord Bhimeswara Swamy and Goddess Manikyamba in the chariot

Kakinada: Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa on Wednesday participated in famous chariot festival of Lord Bhimeswara Swamy at Samalkot.

Speaking on the occasion, Chinarajappa said that he was fortunate enough to be a part of the famous chariot festival. He inaugurated the festival by pulling the ropes of chariot where festive idols of Lord Bhimeswara and Goddess Manikyamba were kept.

The festival is well known not only in the district but also in neighbouring districts. Temple chairman Jagadish and endowments officials were present.