Devotees bid grand adieu to Lord Ganesha in Khammam

Devotees bid grand adieu to Lord Ganesha in Khammam
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More than 1,000 Ganesh idols were taken out in procession and immersed here in Khammam on Monday. The immersion process went off peacefully without any problems.

Khammam: More than 1,000 Ganesh idols were taken out in procession and immersed here in Khammam on Monday. The immersion process went off peacefully without any problems.

The procession passed through Sri Ram Hills, Rapathinagar, Rotarynagar, UPH Colony Khanapur, Sarathinagar and through Three Town Police Station to Munneru Vagu here in the city.

District Collector D S Lokesh Kumar along with MLA Puvvada Ajay Kumar flagged off the procession and participated in the events organised by the Sthambadri Utsav Committee. The devotees, representatives of various Ganesh pandals along with children actively participated in the procession and gave a warm send off to the Lord.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements were made by the police department besides installation of CCTV cameras all along the route of procession. Commissioner of Police Tafseer Iqbal monitored the procession by directing the officials. 1,200 idols immersed in Godavari

In Bhadrachalam, about 1,200 Ganesh idols from various places across the state and neighbouring states including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha were immersed in the river Godavari here on Monday amid tight security by the police and revenue officials

The temple town echoed with chants of lord, “Ganapathi Bappa Moriya”. Devotees after immersion of the idols, had darshan of Lord Rama. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Manuguru) B Ashok Kumar, who is in-charge of the Godavari Ghat, said about 1,000 more idols were expected to be immeresed on Tuesday.

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