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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.
To make proper use of the gold offerings, the trust board committee had decided to convert them under gold bond scheme with the help of SBI, she said.
One Town police is all set to issue notices to more employees of Goddess Kanaka Durga temple in connection with the memento scam unearthed last Sunday.
The decoration was made by the temple authorities to mark Karthika Suddha Vidhiya.
The AEO had also lodged a complaint with the police earlier, alleging that he was made a scapegoat in the issue.
The suspended officials included Assistant Executive Officer (AEO) S Achyuth Ramaiah and record assistant Sunitha.
‘Laksha Bilvarchana’ will be performed in front of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy on Nov 12, 19, 23, 26, December 3 and 5.
This year, devotees will adorn Bhavani Mala begin on November 19 and the Bhavani devotees will relinquish deeksha between December 29 and January 2, 2019.
More than 14 lakh devotees have visited Kanaka Durga temple atop Indrakeeldari for darshan during this Dasara.
It may be noted he and his family members were stopped by the police and told to stand in queue lines by purchasing tickets on Monday.
On the third day of Dasara celebrations on Friday, a large number of devotees thronged Kanaka Durga temple here to have darshan of Goddess Kanaka Durga in Gayatri Devi alankaram.