TNSTC had operated special buses to Hogenakkal

Large number of people from different parts of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts thronged tourist spots like Hogenakkal, Avadanapatti Lake and KRP dam to celebrate ‘Kaanum pongal’ on Wednesday.

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operated special buses to Hogenakkal from Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Hosur and other important points. The police had stepped up elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, the bull race was held in about 23 places in Krishnagiri district including Kaveripattinam, Kittampatti, Shoolagiri and other areas on Wednesday.

Special pujas

Special pujas were also performed in Chandrasoodeswarar Temple, Dakshina Tirupathy, Anjaneya Temple near Royakottai-by-pass road, Kattu Veera Anjaneya Temple in Krishnagiri, Murugan Temple in Kumarasamipettai and Kalabairavar Temples in Dharmapuri district.

Kalai Pongal

Meanwhile, ‘Kalai Pongal’ was organised by the Department of Tourism and Culture at the KRP Dam .

Collector T.P. Rajesh inaugurated the celebrations in the presence of District Revenue Officer C. Prakasam with religious fervour.

The programme started with Mangala Vaadiyam by the students of District Music School. Mr. Rajesh distributed sweet pongal to the tourists. As part of the celebrations Kavadiattam, Pambai, Silambattam, and Bharata Natyam were performed.

Students of Government Music School, peoples’ representatives participated in large numbers. Revenue Divisional Officer P. Manoharan, Krishnagiri Tahsildhar S. Maheshwaran among others participated.