BHADRACHALAM: The temple town echoed vedic hymns as thousands of devotees congregated in front of the Bhadradri temple for the all auspicious Uttara Dwara Darshanam in the early hours on Monday.
As the festive idols, carried in gaudily decorated palanquins, emerged from the Uttara Dwaram, the crowds greeted the deities chanting Govinda, Govinda and Jai Sriram. Pomp and pageantry marked the celestial fete.
The devotees had a hassle-free participation, thanks to the absence of the VVIP rush at the temple this time. Mukkoti Ekadasi is one of the four important Ekadasis laden with great religious significance in the Hindu calendar. The ‘mukkoti’ rituals observed at Bhadradri are unique in their own way and blessed are those devotees who could take part in the festival in the banks of the Godavari, explained the Veda pundits.
It is the very day Lord Vishnu gave his darshan from the Uttara Dwaram for all gods who accompanied Lord Brahma and hence it is so important. It is the most favoured day for the lord.
District Collector V. Usharani and Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar were among those who worshipped the lord.