Bhadrachalam: Over 40,000 devotees from both the Telugu States thronged the temple town and offered prayers at the Bhadadri temple here on the occasion of 'Hanuman Jayanti' here on Tuesday. To mark the conclusion of the 'Hanuman Deeksha', thousands of devotees arrived on Monday night.
They took the holy dip in River Godavari in the early hours of Tuesday and queued up in long lines while chanting "Jai Hanuman, Jai Sriram". They untied the sacred bundle 'Irumudi' after having the glimpse of Lord Rama and submitted the same at the Anjaneya temple. The temple authorities made elaborate arrangements, free food at Nithyannadana Satram, for the Hanuman devotees to have a hassle-free darshan.