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Maha Kumbha Mela! Mandya district gears up for South India’s biggest religious event

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Mysuru: After Mysuru Dasara, Mandya district will be the next beehive of activity in South India, with Maha kumbamela scheduled at Ambigarahalli in K R Pet taluk from October 13 to 16.

Suttur Mutt seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji told media persons on Wednesday “Triveni Sangama the confluence of rivers Cauvery, Hemavathy and Lakshmantheertha at Ambigarahalli is all decked up for the religious event. In this wake, the district administration along with religious seers has made all the arrangements to make it a success”.

On Octobet 13 Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade will take part in the inaugural ceremony. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adithyanath will attend the valedictory ceremony, the seer added.

Excise and district incharge Minister Minister K Gopalaiah said “Mandya district is witnessing the biggest religious event, with the state governement also taking a lead in organising the event. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took personal interest in organizing the event. The government has released Rs 4 crore funds,¬† nearly five lakh devotees expected to take a holy dip in the four days”, Gopalaiah added.

Sports Minister K C Narayangowda, Cooperation and Mysuru district incharge Minister S T Somashekar, Mysuru- Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, Mandya Deputy Commissioner Ashwathi, Chandravana Ashram’s Trinethra Mahantha Swamiji and otheres were present.

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