Marking the auspicious ‘Karteeka Masam,' a ritual of performing ‘abhishekam' to Lord Siva with the water of one lakh coconuts was launched at Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Sameta Bheemeswara Swamy temple on the Main Road on Thursday. Abhishekam will be performed with the water of 10,001 coconuts every day till November 6. The coconuts were donated by N.V. Rambabu and family. City MLA Dwarampudi Chandrasekhar Reddy participated in launching the ritual, in which temple committee chairman Gullapudi Babji, and executive officer B.V.S. Visweswara Rao were present.