Mahasivaratri celebrations will be held in a grand manner at the temple of Goddess Erukumamba at Dondaparthy on March 10.

Darshan of the Goddess and special pujas will begin at 5 a.m. on Sunday. Cultural programmes will be held on the streets from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on that day. Government Whip Dronamraju Srinivas will inaugurate the festival, according to temple Executive Officer P. Jaganmohan Rao.

The annual revenue of the temple is Rs.35 lakh and the expenditure on conduct of Maha Sivarati celebrations was estimated to be Rs.1.75 lakh. Special queue lines will be organised for the benefit of devotees.