Bhadrachalam: Coronation of Lord Sitaramachandra Swamy was celebrated on Thursday to mark the conclusion of the Punarvasu Deeksha. Earlier, special pujas—Vishvaksena Puja, Punyaha Vachanam and Kalasa Avaahana – were performed. The temple’s Vedic scholars gave a discourse on the Coronation episode of the Ramayana.
Coronation of the deity on the very next day of the Punarvasu Deeksha was a long-established tradition. The temple’s main priest Podicheti Sitaramanujacharyulu, principal priest Amaravadi Muralikrishnamacharyulu, temple’s Vedic scholar who gives discourse on the Ramayana STG Antarvedi Krishnamacharyulu and others took part in the programme.