The Guntur district administration is making elaborate arrangements for the convenience of the devotees visit Sri Trikoteswara Swamy temple at Kotappakonda on the occasion of Maha Sivaratri on February 24. More than five lakh devotees are expected to visit the temple on the occasion of the Maha Sivaratri.
The district collector Kantilal Dande and Guntur rural S.P. Narayan Naik have already reviewed the arrangements for the ensuing festivities. Assembly Speaker Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao inspected the works. He said that the government will develop hill shrine Kotappakonda as temple tourism centre. He said that the government will provide ropeway facility to the hillock of the temple soon and added that if it is developed, it will attract more devotees. ZooPark was already set up at Kotappakonda.
The Speaker will present silk robes to Lord Siva on the occasion of Maha Sivaratri. The Devasthanam authorities are constructing a Siva Lingam on the hilock of the temple and making necessary arrangements. They have already set uppandals for the convenience of the devotees.
Trikoteswara Swamy temple executive officer KSrinivasa Rao said "We are making all arrangements for the convenience of the devotees to visit the temple on the occasion of Maha Sivaratri. We will distribute free laddus and drinking Water to the devotees. RTC will ply buses from the temple to hillock of the temple, in addition to over 150 special buses.
The Devasthanam authorities will start special pujas from 2am on the festival day.