The second largest Durajpalli Lingamantula Swami Jatara in Telangana is going to start today. The district administration has made all the arrangements for the fair, which will be held from midnight today to March 4.
Follow the instructions below: The second largest Durajpalli Lingamantula Swami Jatara in Telangana is going to start today. The district administration has made all the arrangements for the fair, which will be held from midnight today to March 4. Police, meanwhile, imposed restrictions on the national highway after completing special security arrangements in the wake of the fair.
The main temple of the Lingamantula Swami Paddagattu (Gollagattu) Jatara, the deity of the Yadavas, is beautifully decorated with colors. Dark pigs around the temple, the work undertaken for the convenience of the devotees under the embankment has been completed. The Lingamantula Swamy Temple is located on a large hillock at Durajpalli, next to the Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway, 10 km from the district headquarters of Suryapeta.
The largest after the Sammakka and Saralammala Jatara is the Lingamantula Swami Jatara. The biennial fair attracts a large number of devotees from the joint Nallagonda, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medak districts, as well as the Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The first phase of the Lingamantula Swami Jatara begins with the circumambulation of the Gampa. The Yadava clan brings the Devarapette, the mother of Chaudhamma, from Kesaram village in Suryapeta Mandal in procession. Depart on foot and reach the big fort at Durajpally tonight. Devotees make rounds around the temple with gambas. Pujas are performed by cooking two bonas in the presence of the Mentaboina, Gorla and Munna clans. The fair ends on the second day with the offering of bonas and plants to Chaudhary on Monday, the third day on Tuesday at Chandrapatnam, the fourth day on the Wednesday of the month, and the fifth day on Thursday with the procession of the Capricorn arch.
Meanwhile, the state government has made all the arrangements by allocating special funds for the big fair. Rs 3.7 crore was spent for this. This time the government has specially allocated Rs. Allocated 2 crores. In addition to these funds, Suryapeta Municipality and other departments have completed development works to the tune of Rs. 1.7 crore. The municipal machinery for sanitation management in the wake of Kovid has 600 staff involved in the duties. Seven emergency medical camps have been set up to avoid inconvenience to the devotees coming for the Jatara. About 200 personnel will perform duties in three shifts, district officials said.
Officials expect a large number of devotees to attend the fair this time. Heavy vehicles are being diverted on National Highway 65 during the fair. District SP Bhaskaran said traffic restrictions would be enforced from noon on February 28 to March 4. Vehicles going from Hyderabad to Vijayawada via Suryapeta will be diverted from Narket Palli in Nalgonda district to Nalgonda, Miryalaguda and Kodada. Vehicles going from Vijayawada to Hyderabad via Suryapeta will be diverted to Miryalaguda, Nalgonda and Narket Palli via Huzurnagar at Kodada, SP Bhaskaran said.
The SP explained that a large police force was being set up for the fair. Surveillance arrangements are being made with 40 cc cameras and two drone cameras to prevent any untoward incidents. 70 buses from Miryalaguda, Suryapeta and Kodada depots in the joint Nallagonda district will run specially for the fair.
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