Correspondent

VIZIANAGARAM: Hereditary trustees of Sri Pydithalli Ammavari Devasthanam P. Ananda Gajapathi Raju and his brother P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, along with their families, offered prayers and worshipped village goddess at Chaduru gudi near the three lamps junction on the eve of Sirimanotsavam on Monday morning. They offered silk clothes to goddess Pydimamba. Temple Executive Officer P.V. Subba Lakshmi received them with temple honours.

Special buses

The State Road Transport Corporation is plying 188 special bus services from its four depots in the district to clear the traffic. These services are in addition to 40 buses to be operated from neighbouring Srikakulam district for the village goddess festival.

SP Vikram Singh Mann said that some 1,500 police personnel were deployed for bandobust.