Minister for Environment and Forest Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, who is also the local MLA, presented 'Vastram' on behalf of the State government to the temple on Sunday. Accompanied by temple trust board Chairman P. Guruvaiah Naidu and Executive Officer D. Bramaramba, the minister and his wife B. Brundamma carried the silk clothing in a procession, to be adorned the auspicious occasion on Monday. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham has presented two garlands made of aromatic spices like cardamoms, cloves and vetiver (khus), to be adorned to the deity of Sri Kalahastheeswara and goddess Gnana Prasunamba. The temple is tastefully decorated for the major occasion of the year.u
Meanwhile, at Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple, the deity of Lord Shiva was taken in a grand procession on 'Kalpa Vriksha Vahanam' in the morning and 'Tiruchi Vahanam' in the evening. As part of 'Maha Sivaratri' on Monday, the day will start early with 'Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam' at 2.30 a.m., followed by Bhogi Theru at 7 a.m. Common devotees will be allowed for darsan from 5.30 a.m. to 12 midnight. The Lord will ride his favourite carrier 'Nandi' at 6 p.m. to bless His devotees.