Kakinada: Sri Ayyappa Swamy Devalayam at Reserve Police Lines is organising Mahakumbhabhishekam for Lord Ayyappa and other deities on its premises on March 7. An idol of Sri Maligapuratthamma will be installed on the same day. Various rituals will be performed on March 5 and 6. The entire temple premises will be consecrated with waters brought from all holy rivers in India and the seas.

The Mahakumbhabhishekam will be performed at 10.08 a.m on March 7 by Sri Swaroopanandendra Saraswati Swami of Sarada Peetham (Visakhapatnam). Installation of the idol of Maligapuratthamma will also be made by him. Rituals on all the three days will be done under the supervision of ‘Brahmasri' Chaganti Koteswara Rao and Tatapudi Ramakrishnavadhanulu, temple in-charge P Gopalakrishna and PRO Vakkalanka Ramakrishna told media persons on Wednesday. Idols of Sri Ayyappa Swamy and ‘parivara devatalu' were installed on October 24, 1997. Twelve years were completed in October 2009. It is on this occasionMahakumbhabhishekam is being performed. The event would be telecast live by Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel and it can also be seen on the Internet on ‘livestream.com/brahmasrichagantikoteswararao' .