Sunday, April 2, 2023
Andhra Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals

Temple Festivals & Fairs

▪ Kotappakonda Temple Fair ▪ Durgamma Festiva
▪ Jaladurga Kalyanotsavam ▪ Maridamma Festival & Fair
▪ Yellaramma Jatara ▪ Marriage of Bhadrakali & Virabhadra
▪ Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam ▪ Other Temple Festivals

Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam 

The Kalyanotsavam of Sambhulingeswara is celebrated during Mahasivaratri for five days. On the first day, Prabhas are taken out in procession. Kalyanam, village procession, Rathotsavam Ponnaseva, Vasantotsavam and Pavalimpuseva are performed on the following days. 

Cash, silver and gold ornaments, coconuts, fruits and flowers are offered to the Lord.  Devotees also offer cows and calves, tying - them to the Dhwajasthambha in fulfillment of their vows. It is believed that childless women who perform puja for five days, wearing wet clothes, would be blessed with children. Fasting and Jagaranam are also observed. A large five-day fair including a cattle fair is held near the temple.