Saturday, January 6, 2018
The Endowments department is preparing itself for the auspicious Rathasapatami of Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple at Arasavilli on January 24, 2018.
The officials expect that around two lakh devotees are likely to turn up for the auspicious festival. Devotees from different parts of the country give utmost priority on this particular day hoping that Sun God would bless them with health and wealth. The special prayers will being on January 23rd midnight itself with beginning of ‘Ksheerabhisekham’ to the presiding deity.
Devotees who buy Rs.216 ‘Ksheerabhisekham’ tickets will be allowed to see the special puja between 1am and 6am. The devotees can have ‘Nijarupa darshan’ from 6am onwards. Temple Executive Officer V.Shyamala Devi said that the donors who contributed Rs.1 lakh for ‘Annadanam’ will be given special passes to ensure darshan for their family members. She said that the passes would be given at the temple till January 10.
Meanwhile, Srikakulam District Collector K.Dhananjaya Reddy who reviewed the arrangements asked the officials of the Endowments department, police and other departments to have perfect coordination to ensure hassle-free darshan on the auspicious day.