16,62,091 pilgrims take holy dip on 8th day

Published: 19th August 2016 06:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2016 06:26 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Scores of pilgrims had a holy dip in Krishna River on the occasion of Sravana Pournima on the seventh day of the ongoing Krishna Pushkarams.

pilgrims.jpgSince early hours of the day, thousands of pilgrims not only thronged the pushkar ghats in Krishna, Guntur and Kurnool districts, but also the seashore in Guntur and Krishna districts to offer prayers. Bathing in the river and sea on the occasion of Sravana Pournima is considered auspicious.

Though the officials had expected the crowd to swell on Thursday, as it was Raksha Bandhan, pilgrim turnout was nowhere near as it was on the third day of the ongoing Krishna Pushkaralu, when it had reached the 25 lakh mark.

The pilgrim turnout on Thursday was 16,62,091 by 6 pm, which was less than what it was on day 3 and 4 for the same time. However, the devotees rush at Goddess Kanaka Durga temple was high, crossing 1.5 lakh by evening.

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