A sea of humanity covered Indrakeeladri and its environs on Thursday on sixth day of Dasara festivities. Kanaka Durga temple came alive with hordes of devotees dotting the ghats and roads leading to Kanaka Durga temple. The traffic police prevented movement of vehicles from Vinakaya temple to Durga ghat. The traffic came to a grinding halt from Police Control Room (PCR) to Kaleswara Rao Market and beyond.
The goddess was adorned as Saraswathi Devi, holding a ‘veena' on her lap and blessing her devotees. The temple was thrown open for general public in the wee hours. Many parents performed Aksharabhyasam to their children at Trisakthi peetham near Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS). The Marakata Rajarajeswari temple at Patamata witnessed heavy rush in view of Moola Nakshatram.
The people consider ‘Moola Nakshtram' or ‘Janma Nakshtram' of the goddess as an auspicious day as it is the birthday of the deity. It is considered the most auspicious during the Dasara festival and devotees visit the temple in large numbers for worship.