Yadadri-Bhongir: The annual Brahmostavams of the residing god of Lord Sri Lakshminarsimha Swamy at Purvagiri Sri Lakshminarsimha Swamy temple adjacent to the hilltop temple Yadadri in the district began on a grand scale on Friday. The week-long annual religious rituals started with “rakshabandanam’ performed by the vedic seers and principal priests amid chanting of swasthivachans at 9 am on Friday. The temple, which is located at the feet of Yadadri hill, is also polpularly known as Pathagutta at Peddireddygudem which is 2 km away from the main hillshrine..
The celestial wedding and rathotsavam of the residing god and his consort will be performed on February 19, said the temple authorities. Speaking on the occasion, Executive Officer of the temple N Geetha said all the required arrangements were in place for the smooth conducting of the ritual and to avoid any inconvenience to the devotees..