Kalahasti: At the Kalahasti Shiva Temple, the Maha Shivratri Brahmotsava festival has come to a close. Kalahasti Shiva Temple, which is the Vayuthalam of the Panchabhuta shrines, holds a Brahmotsava ceremony every year on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Similarly, Kalahasti Devasthanam has decided to conduct Maha Shivratri Brahmotsava festival from 13th to 25th this year too.
Accordingly, on the morning of the 13th, the Brahmotsava flag will be hoisted at the Bhakta Kannapar temple near the Kalahasti Shiva temple to pay the first respect to the devotees. Following this, the next day on the 14th, the Brahmotsava flag is hoisted on the golden flag tree in front of the Shiva temple. Following this, the Thiruveedi Ula of Jnanpoongotai mother Sametha Kalatheeswarar, who is the utsava murthy, is going to be held every morning and night. The important days are flag hoisting on 14th February, Nandi Vahana Seva and Lingotbhava darshan on 18th on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, 19th in the morning and Tepposavam on 19th, Shiva-Parvati Thirukalyana program on 20th. Swami Krivalam will be held on 22nd, flag hoisting on 23rd, Bhupal Lakku Seva on 24th and Ekantha Seva on 25th.
On the occasion of the Maha Shivratri Brahmotsava festival, the city of Kalahasti is full of festivities. Decorative arches and torans are built everywhere. The entire temple is decorated with electric lights. The Rajagopuram glows in the light. All the temple towers have been repaired and are whitewashed and looking shiny.
Colorful kolams are placed all over the temple and there is a festive kolam. Devotees are arranged to bathe on the banks of Suvarna Mukhi river. Also, it has been decided to run additional Andhra government buses from Tirupati to Brahmotsavam.