Every year on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, devotees arrive to take part in a 3 day Jatara in the presence of their Lord Shiva. By Saturday evening more than 50,000 devoted already arrived at the shrine in Vemulawada.
Every year as a traditional practice, silk clothes are presented to Raharaheshwara Swamy on behalf of the state government. This year endowment Minister A Indrakaran Reddy will do the honours at 8 AM on Monday.
The events that take place are as follows:
- Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam’s (TTD) Junior Executive Office, Srinivasa Rao will present silk cloths to Lord Shiva
- Inauguration of Sivarchana, a devotional evening, in the temple tank premises by IK Reddy and Medical and Health Minister Eatala Rajender.
- 21 hours devotional cultural programme performed by 2,000 artists under the supervision of state cultural department to entertain pilgrims.
- Free bus services inaugurated by Vemulawada MLA Ch Ramesh Babu. A total of 13 buses are engaged for the purpose.
FAMOUS TEMPLES TO VISIT
- Shivite temples are decked up and arrangements for safe devotion have been made.
- Kethaki Sangameshwara Swamy Temple located at Jharasangam in Sangareddy district. It is expected that devotees from Telangana and Karnataka will come here to worship since it is closest to them. It is illuminated beautifully and looks heavenly.
- In Siddipet district, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Komuravelly attracts a huge number of devotees on Mahasivarathri day
- Sri Vana Durga Bhavani Temple, one of the famous temples in Medak district. The three-day Jathara is expected to receive three lakh devotees.
TSRTC will be operating special services to all the Shivite temples across erstwhile Medak district.