More than 50,000 devotees attended the Chakrateertham, annual event held at Kaliyamardana Venugopala Swamy temple at Salihundam of Gara mandal on Thursday. Hundreds of devotees witnessed the procession of the deity of Venugopala Swamy from the Vamsadhara river to the temple that was located on the hilltop. Ksheerabhishekam and other spiritual activities were taken up on the first day of Kalyanotsavam that will continue till February 25.
Temple trustee Suggu Madhu Reddy and others made elaborate arrangements for the festival. He said that locals, officials of revenue and police departments cooperated with the temple authorities in conducting Chakrateertham in a peaceful manner. Meanwhile, Samuhika Satyanarayana Vratam was held at Arasavilli Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple on the occasion of Bhishma Ekadasi. Samuhika Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam was held at Sri Kalyanavenkateswara Swamy temple at Collector’s camp office.