Maha Saraswati yagam today
Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam will perform Sri Maha Saraswati yagam for the benefit of students here on Tuesday. The yagam will be performed at Bhavani mandapam on Indrakeeladri. The presiding deity and processional deity would be decked up as goddess Saraswati.
On this occasion students would be allowed to have free darshan from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The students who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity will have to come in uniform or produce their identity cards. The temple has made arrangement for free bus from Kanaka Durga Nagar to hill. Only two wheelers would be allowed from toll gate to temple. Special queue lines were erected for the students. Free Antaralaya darshan would be allowed to college students. The Antaralaya darshan, however, would be stopped depending upon the rush, officials said.
The students appearing for public examinations in March and April have an opportunity to get the blessings of Saraswathi, the goddess of learning, along with a sacred thread, a picture of the goddess, a pen and a laddu.
The temple authorities distributed nearly 30,000 pens last year.
However, the turn out was much higher than estimated. More than 40,000 students visited the temple to have glimpse of goddess.
The officials distributed pens, photos and lockets to the students who visited in the morning.