K M Dayashankar
RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: With the Dasara holidays nearing completion, the pilgrims rushed had swelled considerably at Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy devasthanam in Vemulawada temple town on Sunday.
The temple town was abuzz with activity with the arrival of scores of devotees to offer prayers to the presiding deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. The pilgrims had occupied had occupied each and every available space in the temple town. The devotees after taking a holy dip in ‘dharmagudam’ formed serpentine queues to offer prayers to the deities.
In view of heavy pilgrims rush, the devasthanam authorities had allowed only ‘laghu’ darshan for speedy darshan and no special pujas such as abhishekhams etc were allowed. The devasthanam authorities had a tough time in regulating the queue lines, which were packed to the brim.
The temple authorities were expecting further swelling of the pilgrims rush on Monday, which is considered auspicious by the devotees to offer prayers at the temple shrine.