- Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh is gearing up for the annual Sirimanotsavam, which will be held on October 11. It is a major festival of the presiding deity of Vizianagaram town Sri Pydithalli Ammavari Jatara.
- The major tribal- folk Festival in North coastal Andhra Pradesh remained a low-key affair in the past two years due to Covid- 19.
- Four to five lakh people are expected to come from different parts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
- It is a major festival of the presiding deity of Vizianagaram town Sri Pydithalli Ammavari Jatara.
- Traditionally, Sirimotsavam Jatara is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday after the Dussehra festival.
- Devotees will witness the spectacle of a priest sitting on top of a 55-foot pillar (Sirimanu) in royal robes around the fort.
- The priest hanging from the upper end of Sirimanu blesses the devotees and the chariot is driven through the main road to Vizianagaram.
Annual festival Sirimanotsavam to be held in Andhra Pradesh on October 11
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