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Updated: June 8, 2010 21:22 IST

Special pujas performed to mark Hanumath Jayanti

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Children all set to end the Hanumath Deeksha on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi at the Hanuman Temple near Milk Factory in Vijayawada on Monday. Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar
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Children all set to end the Hanumath Deeksha on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi at the Hanuman Temple near Milk Factory in Vijayawada on Monday. Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar

Hundreds of devotees have a holy dip in Krishna

Special pujas were offered in several famous Hanuman temples on the occasion of Hanumath Jayanti in Krishna district. Starting with the 135-foot tall Hanuman statue at Paritala, 30 km from here on National Highway number 9, devotees offered pujas, at the famous Hanuman temple at Hanuman Junction on National Highway number 5 and the Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami Temple at Kothuru Tadepalli village.

Thousands of devotees came from all corners of the State to relinquish their 40-day Hanumath Deeksha at the Hanumath Jayanti Peetham near Milk Factory here.

The persons in deeksha began arriving in the city on Sunday evening. Starting from the Hanumath Jayanti Peetham, the persons, who came to relinquish the deeksha, walked to Durga ghat to take a holy dip in River Krishna and then completed the traditional “giripradaksana” around the Indrakeeladri hill and ended the deeksha at the peetham. The devotees then when to Durga ghat to take a second dip before going up the hill for a dharshan of Goddess Kanakadurga.

Devotees offered special prayers at the highly popular Machavaram Anjeneyaswamy temple and at the smaller Hanuman temples near Benz Circle, Eluru locks and Sitarampuram. Pujas were conducted to Anjaneya swamy in all the Rama temples in the city.

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