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TIRUMALA, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lakhs throng Tirumala to witness Garuda Seva

All precautionary measures taken by TTD thrown out of gear. Heavy jostling dominated the procession of ‘Mohini avataram’ in the morning despite the presence of hordes of security personnel. »
More on ritual AND: Andhra Pradesheconomy, business and financehinduismreligion and beliefreligious eventreligious festival or holidayTirupatiVijayawada
VIJAYAWADA, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Teppotsavam: Processional idols kept in police station

Unique practice since British era - Processional idol of deity - Kanaka Durga kept in police station after Teppotsavam. The tradition took such deep roots that the local people used to stop for a while and do ‘namaskaram’ to the police station, says police officers like Hanumantha Rao, who worked in One Town police station. »
More on ritual AND: Andhra Pradeshcrime, law and justicehinduismpolicereligion and beliefreligious eventVijayawada
VISAKHAPATNAM, Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Durga Puja fete begins in Visakhapatnam

There is no better way to signal the arrival of Durga Puja than the reverberating drum beats of the Dhakis (drummers). Marking the beginning of the festivities, the 54 Sarbojanin and East Coast Rai... »
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