Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional fervour all over the district on Thursday. The revellers had a gala time by splashing colours on each other at various places across the district. The festival was celebrated on a grand scale in the industrial hubs, particularly the coal towns, Kothagudem and Yellendu. Kolatam. Bullock cart races and other exciting events marked the celebration of the festival in the rural areas, particularly in the tribal hamlets.

Meanwhile, Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam was performed at the famous Sri Balaji Venkateswara Swamy temple at Annapureddypalli village in Chandrugonda mandal as part of the annual Brahmotsavalu on Thursday.