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Trikoteswara Swamy & Amaralingeswara temples decked up for Maha Sivaratri
- As many as 10-lakh devotees are expected to visit Kotappakonda
- After all the rituals, Siva Kalyanam to be performed
- APSRTC Guntur region operating 721 special buses to Saiva Kshetras
Guntur: About 10 lakh devotees are expected to visit Sri Trikoteswara Swamy temple at Kotappakonda on the occasion of auspicious Maha Sivarratri on March 1.
The district administration made all arrangements at the temple for the convenience of devotees visiting the temple to have darshan of Sri Trikoteswara Swamy.
Separate queue lines were set up for VVIPs and ordinary devotees.
The devastanam authorities decorated the temple premises with colourful lights and flowers. The devastanam authorities made necessary arrangements to distribute milk to children, butter milk and drinking water packets to devotees standing in queue lines. Special pujas would commence in the wee hours of Tuesday. After performing pujas to Trikoteswara Swamy, Siva Kalyanam will be performed.
Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao and Narasaraopet MLA Dr Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy will present silk robes to Sri Trikoteswara Swamy.
The police department has made elaborate security arrangements. The department has already deployed 2,727 police personnel to maintain and law and order. Separate parking places were provided for VVIPs and ordinary devotees coming to the temple. Police officials set up check-posts to regulate traffic.
District Collector Vivek Yadav, Guntur Rural SP Vishal Gunni and Narasaraopet MLA Dr Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy reviewed the arrangements at Kotappakonda for Sivaratri festival.
Similarly, Sri Amaralingeswara Swamy temple at Amaravati was elaborately decorated for Maha Sivaratri. The temple authorities set up pandals on the temple premises for the convenience of the devotees.
Separate queue lines were set for VVIPs and devotees. Showers were set up on the bank of Krisha river for the convenience of the devotees to take bath. Devotees will observe Jagarana throughout the night seeking to fulfil their wishes.
Similarly, all set to perform special pujas at Sri Bhramaramba Sametha Mallikarjuna Swamy temple at Pedakakani on Maha Sivaratri.
Temple premise was decorated for Maha Sivaratri. Special pujas and Ekadasa Rudrabhishekams and Lakha Bilwarchana will be performed to Mallikarjuna Swamy.
The APSRTC Guntur region is operating 741 special buses for the convenience of devotees going to Saiva Kshetras. In case of need, the RTC officials are ready to operate more buses.