14 lakh take holy dip in Nalgonda dist in a day

Published: 22nd August 2016 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2016 05:16 AM   |  A+A-

NALGONDA: With just 48 hours left for Krishna Pushkarams to end, almost all the Pushkaram ghats in the district witnessed heavy rush on Sunday. About 14 lakh pilgrims took holy dip in the district.

Pilgrims from neighbouring districts of Khammam, Warangal, Rangareddy and Hyderabad arrived in the district for a holy bath. In view of the rush, many  places in the district witnessed traffic jams. The police stopped vehicles to clear the traffic. When the Nagarjunasagar, Wadapally and Matapally ghats got thronged, the police appealed to the pilgrims to go to other pushkar ghats in the district.

In Wadapally and Mattapally, pilgrims were forced to return without darshan due to the rush. On Sunday alone, 14,08,303 pilgrims took a holy dip at all Pushkar ghats in the district.

Special officers and police officials monitored the situation  through CCTVs.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp