Andhra Pradesh

Fervour marks Makara Sankranti

Medapati Sharmila Reddy, floor leader of YSR Congress Party in Rajamahendravaram municipality looking at a rooster to inaugurate sport in Rajupalem village of Mummidivaram mandal in East Godavari on Monday.PHOTO. S.RAMBABU

Medapati Sharmila Reddy, floor leader of YSR Congress Party in Rajamahendravaram municipality looking at a rooster to inaugurate sport in Rajupalem village of Mummidivaram mandal in East Godavari on Monday.PHOTO. S.RAMBABU   | Photo Credit: S_RAMBABU

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Ongole bulls steal the show during cattle shows

Sankaranti was celebrated in a grand manner in the land of Ongole bulls with haridasu, gangireddu, and rangoli in limelight.

State Environment Minister Sidda Raghava Rao, Ongole MP Y.V.Subba Reddy and MLA D.Janardhana Rao along with their family members enthusiastically joined the revellers in celebrating Makara Sankranti.

Well-bred Ongole bulls stole the show during the cattle shows organised on the occasion by farmers across the district.

Ram fights were organised at Chinnaganjam which attracted a good number of well-trained rams from Prakasam, Guntur and other districts to exhibit their prowess.

Bhogi bonfire

Staff Reporter from Chittoor adds:

Chittoor district, with its mix of cultures from Tamilnadu and Karnataka, witnessed the celebration of the Bhogi festival in a vibrant manner on Sunday.

While the urban areas torched the Bhogi fire with disbanded articles like broomsticks, waste papers and wooden articles, the rural side naturally depended on the firewood and dried weeds.

The major towns of Srikalahsti, Chittoor, Madanapalli, Kuppam and others also celebrated the Bhogi with all merriment. Participation of the youth in the rural areas remained the highlight as usual.

Meanwhile, the traditional ‘Pasuvula Panduga’ would be organised prominently in Pakala, Arepalli Rangampet and Punganur in the district and other villages on Tuesday. Though the police take steps to either prevent or control the festival’s frenzied organising such as intoxicating the bulls with liquor, they couldn’t prevent due to stiff opposition from the villagers in the name of local traditions.

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