Belthangadi: The annual Ayana and Sirigal Jatra, which started on February 5, concluded on Thursday at the Marodi Sri Umamaheshwara temple.Various Vedic rituals were performed under the leadership of Tantri Balakrishna Pangannaya and Chief Priest Subrahmanya Prasad.
On Wednesday morning Aashlebali, Mahapuja (Tulabhara service), Churnotsava, Darshan Bali, offering of bowls, distribution of prasadam, pallapuja and grand food offering were held. At night Bali Utsava, Sirigala Jatra, Kumara Darshan, Kodamanittaya Deity Nemotsava, Deity Visit, Avabhrit Bath, Flag Hoisting, Maha Puja were held.
Yakshagana ‘Naga Sanjeevana’ was performed by Yakshadhruva Patla Satish Shetty’s Bhagavati by the Yakshagana Board sponsored by Uladhangadi Pawanje Sri jnanashakthi Subrahmanya Swami Krupa at the Cultural Forum. On Feb. 9, Samprokshana, distribution of Mangala Prasad was held.
On February 6, Torana Muhurta, flag hoisting, big stage puja, Gaggar Seva, Kunita Bhajan and food offerings were held to Vyaghra Chamundi, Rakteshwari, Maisandaya deities. Later cultural programs by local talents, Tulu comedy drama ‘Bharani Kritike’ by Bedra Pingara artiste was performed.
Mass Sri Satyanarayan Puja, religious meeting, Mahapuja, distribution of prasadam, food offering, night Utsav Bali, Mahapuja, Sri Bhootabali, Kavat Bandhan, Pattada Panjurli and Kalkuda Gods Kola, Kunita Bhajan were held on 7th Feb.
On February 8th, Dr. Padmaprasada Ajilaru, Thimmannarasa of Aladangadi Palace, visited the field and received Prasada. MLA Harish Poonja, Temple Administration Moktesar Devendra Hegde Kokradi, Administrative Board Secretary Jayantha Kotyan, Renovation Committee Mumbai Unit President Narayan Suvarna Kanarottu, Moktesars Ratnakara Bunnan, MS Poojary, Vijayakumar Banga, M.Annappa Hegde, Sujaya Hegde, Surendra Poojary and others were present.