Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Alaya Samiti initiatated Nagavali Nadi Matrika Harati on the bank of the river near Collector’s camp office in connection with auspicious month of Karteekam. Priests headed by Bhaskarabhatla Srirama Murthy performed 17 Haratis starting from Eka Harati to Sarvajana Harati.
Temple President Lokanatham Nandikeswara Rao, and secretary Behara Nageswara Rao said that women would offer special prayers and release Deepams in the river starting from 5.30 pm every day. “We were inspired by the Harati programme at the Ganga river in Varanasi. On the same lines, we took up the auspicious programme in the month of Karteekam,” said Mr.Nageswara Rao.