Mahasivaratri jatara from March 1 to 3

Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanams in Vemulawada temple town is being spruced up for the ensuing Mahasivaratri jatara, which will be held from March 1 to 3, in Karimnagar district.

Expecting heavy pilgrim rush during the Mahasivaratri festival, which is on March 2, the district administration is leaving no stone unturned in provide amenities to the pilgrims coming from far-flung places to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Accordingly, Collector G.D. Aruna has convened a meeting with the authorities to review arrangements for the festival on Wednesday and instructed them to clean the existing eight overhead reservoirs to provide safe drinking water. She also told the authorities to open 60 water distribution points and fix temporary taps to meet the demand of pilgrims.

She directed the Rural Water Supply authorities to repair all the borewells in the temple shrine.

Temporary sheds

She directed the authorities to erect temporary sheds measuring 1.31 lakh square feet and queue lines for the benefit of pilgrims. She instructed the authorities to accord priority to sanitation and cleanliness in the temple shrine.

She said that the RTC authorities had decided to operate more than 300 special buses and they were allocated separate parking lots on the outskirts of the town.

She instructed medical authorities to deploy 108 ambulance and medical teams to provide medical assistance to the needy during the jatara.

The electricity authorities were asked to provide uninterrupted power supply.

The temple authorities were taking up beautification of the temple by developing garden, illuminations with special lighting arrangements, erection of welcome arches, etc.


  • APSRTC asked to operate more than 300 special buses for the occasion
  • Officials told to open 60 water distribution points and fix temporary taps