Thousands of people thronged various temples of Lord Rama all over the district to celebrate the Srirama Navami festival.
Women and children wearing traditional attire took part in large numbers at the Seetha Rama Kalyanam ritual in the temples, preceded by special pujas.
Devotional fervour gripped the people in Chittoor with people providing jaggery juice (panakam) to the devotees at the ancient Kodandarama Swamy temple at Ramar Street. In the morning, abhishekam was performed.
Heavy crowds of devotees were reported at Kodandarama Swamy temple in Piler. The temples at Somala, Rayalapeta, Nimmanapalle and Madanapalle saw the celestial marriage of Lord Rama and Sita Devi, followed by rendering of harikathas and skits depicting the birth of Lord Rama. In V. Kota, people took part in the Kumbabhishekam ritual at the local Rama temple. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) had extended its services to several temples in the form of deputing the teams from the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad to conduct devotional programmes.