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Annual festival Sirimanotsavam to be held in Andhra Pradesh on October 11

Current Affairs

  • 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.

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