Arrangements in full swing for smooth conduct of the event
About one lakh devotees are expected to visit the Arasavilli Sri Suryanarayana Swami temple on Rathasapatami which has fallen on Sunday, an auspicious day.
The temple authorities are anticipating arrival of huge crowds from Saturday night itself. Chief priest of the temple Ippili Sankara Sarma and Executive Officer Prasad Patnaik said that that darshan of the Sun god on the auspicious day would ensure healthy and happy life for all the devotees because it was celebrated on a Sunday after many decades.
Ksheerabhisekham will begin at 12 noon after seer Swarupanandendra performs special prayers.
The ksheerabhishekam will continue till the beginning of nizarpuradarshan at 5 a.m. which will continue till 4 p.m. on Sunday. Police and Revenue departments have geared up for the conduct of the event in a peaceful manner.
As many as 14 circle inspectors, 40 sub-inspectors, 80 assistant sub inspectors, 200 constables, 225 home guards will oversee the traffic and security arrangements.
Devotees who have Rs.216 Ksheerabhisekham tickets and Rs.100 special darshan tickets have to approach the main arch to join queue lines specified for them.
People who bought Rs.25 tickets have to approach the north entrance adjacent to the temple premises. Free darshan in regular queue lines will continue as usual. Srikakulam RDO G.Ganesh Kumar told The Hindu that free passes were not issued to avoid their misuse. “Only protocol duties will be performed to ensure proper darshan for VVIPs,” he added.
APGVB Regional Manager G.S.N. Reddy said that all 2,500 Ksheerabhisekham tickets and around 7,500 tickets of Rs.100 cost were sold at the bank counter at Arasavilli arch.
“The counter will open till 2 p.m. Around 100 bank staff would oversee the sale of tickets for darshan and prasadam,” he added. All the four wheelers have to be parked on the 80 feet road near Indira Vignan Bhavan.
Two wheelers will be allowed to be parked at the Arasavilli grove near DCMS office. The vehicles which arrive from Kalingapatnam road will be diverted to Anjaneya temple premises.
Ksheerabhishekam will begin at 12 noon after seer Swarupanandendra performs special prayers People who bought Rs.25 tickets have to approach north entrance adjacent to the temple
Ksheerabhishekam will begin at 12 noon after seer Swarupanandendra performs special prayers
People who bought Rs.25 tickets have to approach north entrance adjacent to the temple