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70K Crowds at Durga Temple on Day 5 – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: Sudden surge in the number of devotees seen on the fifth day of Dasara festivities atop Indrakeeladri where the presiding deity Kanaka Durga was adorned with the avatar of Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi on Friday.

According to temple authorities, nearly 70,000 devotees had the deity’s darshanam. While the rush of devotees was huge from morning until noon, a sudden downpour in the afternoon played spoilsport for a while. Later that evening, devotees thronged the temple in large numbers, where authorities allowed darshanam until 11 p.m.

Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Endowments Kottu Satyanarayana, NTR District Collector Senapati Dilli Rao and Temple Chief Executive (EO) Darbamulla Bramarambha inspected the arrangements. “Since Friday is considered auspicious for worshiping Goddess Kanaka Durga, devotees thronged in large numbers from early morning,” Endowment Minister Kottu Satyanarayana said.

“In order to facilitate darshan for the general public, special time slots have been arranged for VIPs, High Court judges and others. The temple will be open to the general public from 3 a.m.,” he said. As part of the tradition, Annavaram Temple Chief Executive Sri Satyanarayana Swamy and Temple President Srikalahasti Lord Shiva presented silk robes to the Goddess. Telangana Minister of Livestock Talasani Yadav visited the temple.

SRI MAHA LAKSHMI DEVI AVATAR 6TH DAY
On the sixth day of the Dasara festivities, Goddess Kanaka Durga will be adorned as Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi. She is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, wisdom and fortune. Goddess Maha Lakshmi is believed to protect her devotees from all sorts of money-related sorrows. Goddess Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful four-armed lady standing on a lotus.

HYDERABAD DEVOTEE COLLAPSES, DIES
A devotee from Hyderabad, who visited the temple to have darshan, collapsed in the queue and died. According to officials, the deceased has been identified as G Rama Chandra Murthy (57). He reportedly bought a `500 VIP darshan ticket. As he walked to the queue, he complained of chest pains and collapsed. Immediately he was taken to GGH where doctors pronounced him dead.

VIJAYAWADA: Sudden surge in the number of devotees seen on the fifth day of Dasara festivities atop Indrakeeladri where the presiding deity Kanaka Durga was adorned with the avatar of Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi on Friday. According to temple authorities, nearly 70,000 devotees had the deity’s darshanam. While the rush of devotees was huge from morning until noon, a sudden downpour in the afternoon played spoilsport for a while. Later that evening, devotees thronged the temple in large numbers, where authorities allowed darshanam until 11 p.m. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Endowments Kottu Satyanarayana, NTR District Collector Senapati Dilli Rao and Temple Chief Executive (EO) Darbamulla Bramarambha inspected the arrangements. “Since Friday is considered auspicious for worshiping Goddess Kanaka Durga, devotees thronged in large numbers from early morning,” Endowment Minister Kottu Satyanarayana said. “In order to facilitate darshan for the general public, special time slots have been arranged for VIPs, High Court judges and others. The temple will be open to the general public from 3 a.m.,” he said. As part of the tradition, Annavaram Temple Chief Executive Sri Satyanarayana Swamy and Temple President Srikalahasti Lord Shiva presented silk robes to the Goddess. Telangana Minister of Livestock Talasani Yadav visited the temple. AVATAR SRI MAHA LAKSHMI DEVI ON THE 6TH DAY On the sixth day of the Dasara festivities, Goddess Kanaka Durga will be adorned as Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi. She is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, wisdom and fortune. Goddess Maha Lakshmi is believed to protect her devotees from all sorts of money-related sorrows. Goddess Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful four-armed lady standing on a lotus. HYDERABAD DEVOTEE COLLAPSES, DIES A Hyderabad devotee, who visited the temple to have darshan, collapsed in the queue and died. According to officials, the deceased has been identified as G Rama Chandra Murthy (57). He reportedly bought a `500 VIP darshan ticket. As he walked to the queue, he complained of chest pains and collapsed. Immediately he was taken to GGH where doctors pronounced him dead.