Annual festival Sirimanotsavam organized in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

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The annual Sirimanotsavam will be held on October 11 at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh.

Important facts

  • This major tribal-folk festival to be held in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh could not take place in the last two years due to COVID-19.

  • This annual festival is also known as Sirimanu Panduga.

  • Four to five lakh people are expected to come from different parts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

About Sirimanotsavam festival

  • 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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