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Rathotsavam held amidst fanfare
Hundreds of devotees participated in ‘Rathotsavam’-the celestial chariot procession of Malleswara Swamy and his consort Goddess Bhramaramba on the canal road- which was taken out on a grand note. The procession was organised by Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Anna Satram Committee here on Thursday.
Vijayawada: Hundreds of devotees participated in ‘Rathotsavam’-the celestial chariot procession of Malleswara Swamy and his consort Goddess Bhramaramba on the canal road- which was taken out on a grand note. The procession was organised by Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Anna Satram Committee here on Thursday.
The chariot was decorated with flowers to take the processional deities of Bhramaramba and Malleswara Swamy, Bhadrakali, Veerabhadra Swamy and Ganga Parvathi Sametha Vasantha Malleswara Swamy.
Cultural troupes performed traditional ‘Kolatam,’ ‘Puli Veshalu’ and ‘Lambada’ dances enthralled the devotees. The procession began at Ratham Centre with breaking of coconut by choultry committee president B Hareswara Rao.
The procession continued slowly with devotees and people on the road waiting for a glimpse of Gods and Goddesses. Priests performed rituals during the procession. Police tightened security to ensure peaceful procession.
Joint Commissioner of Police BV Ramana Kumar, Kanaka Durga temple EO Padma, Kanaka Durga Trust Board Chairman Gouranga Babu, trust board members, joint police commissioner Kanti Rana Tata, Satram secretary B Prasad and others were present.