Warangal: Dasara, also known as ‘Vijaya Dashami,’ was celebrated with religious fervour and fanfare across the erstwhile Warangal district on Tuesday.
People living in urban areas went to their native villages as a result rural areas witnessed heavy crowds during the celebrations. Even non-resident Indians (NRIs) came to their villages to participate in the celebrations. Huge rallies were organised in the villages before offering puja to the ‘Jammi Chettu’. People greeted each other with ‘Jammi’ leaves and took blessings of elders.
Meanwhile, massive crowd turned up at the annual ‘Ravana Dahanam’ held at Rangleela Maidan on the outskirts of Warangal city on Tuesday night. A 6- foot-tall Ravana cut-out stuffed with firecrackers was put on fire and firecrackers worth Rs 8 lakh were burst during the programme.
Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, MPs P Dayakar and B Prakash, Mayor G Prakash Rao, MLA N Narender, Collector PJ Patil and others attended the celebrations. According to the ‘Utsava’ committee, the grandeur at Ravana Dahanam was next to the one held in Mysore.
Meanwhile, ‘Teppotsavam’ of Bhadrakali and Bhadreshwar was held on a grand scale at the Bhadrakali tank on Tuesday night. Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, MLAs Narender, Vinay Bhaskar, Collector Patil, Police Commissioner V Ravinder and others attended the ‘Teppostavam’.
On Wednesday night, with the ‘Kalyanam’ of Bhadrakali and Bhadreswar, the ‘Devi Saranavaratri Ustavams’ came to an end. Thousands of devotees thronged the temple on Wednesday to witness the celestial wedding of the Bhadrakali and Bhadreswhwar.