Devotional, National, Telangana, Temples

Kumaradhara Mukkoti celebrated in Tirumala

TIRUMALA, FEBRUARY 24, 2024: Several thousands of devotees participated in the annual Kumaradhara mukkoti with religious fervour and enthusiasm on Saturday. The devotees trekked to the Kumaradhara theertham to bathe in the sacred waters.

The fete is usually observed on the Pornami day of Magha Masam every year. Amidst natural greenery and canyon environment, devotees cherished the spiritual vibes.  After dedicating the honours from the hill temple, the priests offered harathi to the presiding deity, signaling the festival’s commencement. A fleet of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses were deployed to ferry the pilgrims from Gogarbham and Papavinasanam from where they trekked to the water body situated about six kilometers deep into the Tirumala forests.

Temporary sheds were constructed at vantage points, wooden ladders were set up along the route. As a precautionary measure, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) deployed security personnel along the trekking route besides supplying free food and drinking water to the pilgrims. A team of medical officers and paramedical staff along with ambulances were also deployed at Papavinasanam.


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