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.
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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