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Saraswati Pushkaram concludes on grand scale

Saraswati Pushkaram concludes on grand scale
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The 12-day Pushkaram to the confluence of seven rivers was concluded here on Tuesday in a grand finale at Sangameshwara Kshetram. The Pushkaram was...

The 12-day Pushkaram to the confluence of seven rivers was concluded here on Tuesday in a grand finale at Sangameshwara Kshetram. The Pushkaram was conducted for the first time here though it has been in vogue at Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district in the past.

The confluence of the seven rivers � Krishna, Veni, Tunga, Bhadra, Malapaharani, Bhimaradhi and Bhavanasi � is called Sanga meshwaram where the presiding deity Sangameshwara Swamy with his consort Sri Lalita is worshipped.

More than 50,000 devotees attended the Pushkaram on the final day on Tuesday to take a holy dip in the confluence of rivers. The Vedic pundits headed by the chief priest Telakapalli Raghurama Sarma conluded the Pushkaram by offering 'Poornahuti' to the river. They started the day with special puja to Goddess Saraswati.

Later in the day, Teppotsavam was taken out in the river with the processional deities amidst the chants of hymns. EO Kamalakarudu, Atmakuru CI Shaik Ismail, Kottapalli SI Chandrababu looked after the arrangements.

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