Staff Reporter

TIRUPATI: Thousands witnessed `Rathotsavam' held as part of Govindaraja Swamy temple Brahmotsavam on Friday.

The deity of the Lord and His consorts - Sridevi and Bhudevi - were mounted on the huge flower-bedecked wooden chariot well before dawn during the auspicious `Mesha Lagnam' and the chariot started inching ahead at 6.05 a.m. when devotees pulled the rope attached to it.