To this, the CSW officials advised the temple authorities to arrange checkpoints near the queues and restrict use of mobile phones and bags inside the sanctum sanctorum.
Standard ingredients to be procured; kitchen to be inspected
Apart from a walking track being developed, the security to the temple will be boosted following bombings in Sri Lanka.
Cultural programmes were also organised to encourage local talents.
Kanaka Durga Temple will introduce ‘Pradakshina Seva’ for devotees from the early hours of Monday, said temple executive officer V Koteswaramma.
Kanaka Durga Temple is going to introduce ‘Pradakshinam Seva’ for devotees near Mukha Mandapam on a pilot basis from Saturday, said temple executive officer V Koteswaramma.
He further said that he had written to Guruvayur Devaswom Board, Kerala, seeking donation of an elephant to Durga temple as it had become a burden for the former to feed their elephants.
Contract staff was allegedly selling several Rs 300 darshan tickets, bearing the same serial number, to the devotees.
A few contract employees had issued several `300 darshan tickets with the same serial number to devotees and the issue was reported to the temple EO.
Plans are also under consideration to construct permanent buildings for the kitchen and the Annadanam, she said.
Around 61,000 devotees visited Kanaka Durga Temple atop Indrakeeladri on the second day of the five-day Bhavani Deeksha Viramana on Sunday.
In July, a Kolkata-based Premium World Company was entrusted with the task of organising 20-minute-long shows on the hill shrine (in Telugu and English languages) twice a day, he added.
On Monday, the temple witnessed an unprecedented rush of devotees, a majority of whom faced a harrowing time to reach the hill shrine through Mallikarjuna Maha Mandapam.
Amid recitation of vedic hymns, Temple Vedic Committee members performed ‘Abhishekam’ for the presiding deity from 3 am to 4 am with water brought from Krishna river.
The temple authorities did not consult the trust board members before taking crucial decisions regarding the organisation of Dasara festival last year.