: Hundreds of devotees offered prayers at Sri Kalyana Venkatramana Swamy temple at Thanthonrimalai here on the occasion of the auspicious Purattasi Saturday.

Since early morning a long queue of people from several parts of Karur and neighbouring districts waited patiently. The day being the last Saturday for the Tamil month of Purattasi unusually strong crowds gather at the temple atop the hillock.

Police and HR and CE department officials had made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of rituals as also for darshan. Dignitaries including Transport Minister V. Senthil Balaji and others visited the temple in the morning and paid obeisance to the lord.