68,42,000 kankanams distributed

Published: 03rd August 2012 11:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2012 11:15 AM   |  A+A-

Mana Gudi jointly organised by TTD and AP endowments department with the aim to bring back the glory to Hindu temples, which are the epitome of rich Hindu tradition and culture was observed with religious fervour on the auspicious day of shravana pournami on shravana nakshatra across the state on Thursday.

As per last reports coming in, till 4 pm, this mass religious programme was observed across 13,773 temples across the state. Over 65,40,000 persons took part in this fete and over 68,42,000 kankanams were distributed.

The sacred akshata, vermilion, turmeric, sugarcandy, CDs, religious  books, which were placed at the holy feet of Lord Venkateswara on Tirumala were distributed to all temples. MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other  elected representatives, VIPs took part in this programme.  Over 80 per cent of the temples are ‘C category’ temples out of the 13,000-odd temples where this programme took place.

Massive sapling plantation programme was also taken-up as part of the celebration.  West Godavari topped the list. Mana Gudi was performed in over 3,000 temples in this district alone.

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