12-day-long Pushkaram festivities to end today

Published: 23rd August 2016 04:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

NALGONDA: With Krishna Pushkarams coming to an end on Tuesday, the number of pilgrims visiting the ghats across the district for holy dip decreased to 9,85,972 on Monday.

While most of the pilgrims came from neighbouring districts on Sunday, the Monday crowd was mostly from rural areas within the district.

Over 57 lakh pilgrims took a dip in the river at Pushkaram ghats in the district in the last 11 days. 

With the closing of Pushkarams scheduled for Tuesday, the district administration  is organising Lord Shiva and LakshmiNarsimha swamy Kalyanotsavams and Maha Harathi to Krishna river at respective ghats. Governor ESL Narsimhan and CM K Chandrasekar Rao will not be participating in the Pushkarams in Nalgonda district. Rao inaugurated Pushkarams at Alampur in Mahbubnagar and the governor also took a holy dip there.

District officials and TRS party leaders expected the governor and the chief minister  to take a holy dip in the district by performing special poojas at Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple on August 19.  However, according to officials, due to some technical problems the governor’s visit to the district was cancelled.

Endowments minister Indrakaran Reddy and energy minister G Jagadish Reddy visited pushkaram ghats two times in the district.

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