Vijayawada: On the 7th day of the ongoing Dasara festivities at Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam (SDMSD) atop Indrakeeladri, the presiding deity was adorned in Sri Saraswathi avataram. The temple authorities allowed devotees from 2 am onwards to offer poojas to Saraswathi Devi.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will present silk robes to Goddess Kanaka Durga at 3 pm on Sunday. He will spent 45 minutes in the temple. He will present traditional clothes to Goddess Kanaka Durga on behalf of the State government on the occasion of Moolanakshatram.
On the seventh day of the Dasara festival, Aswiyuja suddha Saptami and Moolanakshatram, the presiding deity will be adorned as Sri Saraswati Devi avatar. It has a special significance as it is the birth star of the Goddess Kanaka Durga Devi. In this attire, the Goddess will be decorated in white silk sari. The deity will be called Swetha Vastra Dharini and will have a white swan as her vehicle.
District Collector instructed the officials at Om Turning point and main entrance not to allow VIPs directly to the temple. The VIPs will be allowed in Rs 500 queue line after purchasing the ticket.