The three-day Sakambari festival started on a grand notice at Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam atop Indrakeeladri right here on Thursday. The temple precincts have been embellished with greens and fruits. The idol of goddess Durga was tastefully embellished as Sakambari Devi with a number of greens to propitiate the goddess.
The monks beautified the presiding deity with greens like ridge gourd (beerakaya), coccinia (dondakaya), brinjal, lemon and carrot. A garland of inexperienced chillies was additionally among the many many vegetable garlands embellished to the goddess. Bottle gourds have been positioned on both facet of the deity which was additionally draped in a garland of drumsticks. The processional deities have been additionally superbly embellished with every kind of greens and fruits.
Vegetable merchants and devotees generously donated tons of veggies, together with spinach, coriander, and curry leaves, for the occasion.
Devotees began pouring in in good numbers to have a glimpse of Sakambari, and take part within the festival. A number of actions like Chandi Homam and Veda Pathanam (recitation of Vedas) are being organised as a part of the festival.
The festivities started with Vigneswara puja, Punyavachanam, Akhanda Deeparadhana, Ankurarpanam, Vastu Homam and Kalasa Sthapana.
‘Sakambari Utsavam’ is being celebrated since 2007 to propitiate the deity for good rains, bountiful harvest and copious yield of greens.