Thousands of devotees participated in the Rathotsavam in Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Devunikadapa on Thursday, as part of the Rathasaptami festival.

Devotees participated with religious fervour and gaiety and pulled the large chariot decorated with flowers carrying the utsav idols of Lord Venkateswara Swamy and his consorts Bhoodevi and Sridevi while chanting the Govindanama.

The Rathotsavam was held as part of the ongoing Brahmotsavams.

Men and women offered flowers and received prasadams. Temple priests, former temple committee chairman A. Krishna Kumar and others participated in the festivities held.