KARIMNAGAR: The Rajarajeswara Temple in Vemulawada has been decked out for the Mahasivaratri jatara scheduled to being tomorrow.
Presiding deity Lord Siva’s ‘sannidhanam’ has been decorated with flowers and illuminated for the three-day event.
District collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania has personally inspected the arrangements for the fete today. Nearly Rs 50 lakh has been spent to ensure facilities to the large number of pilgrims which the officials expect to be around three lakh.
Special arrangements have been made for the ‘darshan’ of VIPs and ‘siva deeksha’ devotees.
HELICOPTER FACILITY: This is for the first time that the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to introduce chopper services to the temple town from Hyderabad. Interested devotees can use these services, Warangal regional tourism DM Venkateswara Rao has said.
RTC SERVICES : The APSRTC has decided to run 260 bus services from Karimangar to Vemulawada, Kaleswaram, Dubba Rajanna, Potlapally and other Saivite temples during the fete.
Doordarshan is also planning to air live show of ‘Mahalingarchana ritual’ to be performed on Mahasivaratri evening. It will continue till midnight, temple EO T Chandra Kumar has said.