Vijayadashami celebrated

Pomp and gaiety marks the occasion; deities taken out in colourful procession

Tradition:  Assistant Commissioner R S Peddappaiah offering pooja to the Banni  tree  in Kolar, on Monday. DH PHOTO

The colourful Vijayadashami procession of the gods was taken out in full police protection.
Idols of Kolaramma, Drupadamma, Shanimahatma, Venkateshwara Swamy, Kanaka Devaru, Anjaneya Swamy, Chowdeshwari, Someshwara, Venugopala Swamy, Beereshwara Devaru were taken out in procession to the Banni Mantapa at Kondarajanahalli Anjaneyaswamy temple.

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A small jathra is observed during the procession of the Utsav Murthies. Children’s toys, puffed rice, sugar candies and other savouries are sold abundantly in the jathra.
In the utsava organised by the Anjaneya Swamy Temple Trust hundreds of devotees from in and around Kolar took part.

The trust members welcomed Assistant Commissioner R S Peddappaiah near the temple on Monday and presented him with the Mysore peta.
Later he was taken to the Banni Mantapa where he offered pooja to the banni tree under the guidance of priests.

He inaugurated the utsava after performing the traditional rites. He axed the banni tree with the sword. Devotees thronged the place to collect the leaves of the tree.
Later on, the deity's were taken out in a procession. Religious rituals were performed at the temples.

Kondarajanahalli leaders, Revenue Officer  Nagaraj were present. Bandobust was provide by the police under the guidance of Circle inspector Renukaprasad.
Bangalore road was blocked for the plying of heavy vehicles to manage the traffic during the utsava.

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