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Religious fervour: Devotees witnessing Teppotsavam at Arasavilli in Srikakulam. — Photo: Basheer
Religious fervour: Devotees witnessing Teppotsavam at Arasavilli in Srikakulam. — Photo: Basheer

Hundreds of devotees thronged Sri Suryanarayana Swami temple, Arasavilli, on Monday to witness Teppotsavam, boat festival, which is held every year on Karteeka Suddha Dwadasi.

Presiding deities Suryanarayana Swamy, Usha, Padmini have been taken out in the hamsa vahanam along Indra Pushkarini which is located opposite the temple premises.

The devotees offered special prayers and lit lamps all along the Pushkaram. The temple authorities estimated that about 15,000 devotees visited the temple and participated in the Teppotsavam. Srikakulam DSP L. Arjun monitored the security arrangements on the temple premises.

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