Thousands witness celestial wedding in Nalgonda

Ritual is crucial part of Brahmotsavam at Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple.

By   |  Published: 4th Feb 2017  7:25 pmUpdated: 4th Feb 2017  7:29 pm
Priests perform the celestial wedding at Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple.

Nalgonda: Celestial wedding of the presiding deities at Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple in Cheruvugattu was performed in the early hours on Saturday, which attracted more than one lakh devotees.

The celestial wedding began with the shifting the presiding deities to Kalyana Mandapam on Ashwavahanam at Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple on a hillock in the village.

The devotees started arriving at Cheruvugattu from Friday night to witness the celestial wedding, which is one of major events of Brahmotsavams at the temple. The devotees, who arrived from different places of the State were offered ‘talambralu’ for the celestial wedding by placing them at a specially arranged place.

The temple pond also witnessed huge rush of people, who took holy dip before having darshan of the Lord. The hill shrine reverberated with chants of ‘Om Namah Shivay’ by devotees during the celestial wedding.

Amid religious rituals, the temple priests performed the celestial weeding of Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy in Kalyana Mandapam, located in front of the main temple.

Earlier, Nakrekal MLA Vemula Veeresham presented silk clothes and talambralu for the celestial wedding during his visit to the temple.

Saints, who arrived from Srisailam, were centre of attraction at the jatara. The devotees also offered prayers to Dhwajasthambam by placing holy wood sandal on their head hoping that it would bring them luck as well as cure their ailments.

MLC Pula Ravinder, Narketpally Mandal Praja Parishad president Regatte Mallikarjun Reddy and Nalgonda Revenue Divisional Officer Venkata Chary were among those who witnessed the celestial wedding.