Hyderabad, December 12, 2023: In a historic first for Bhagyanagaram, the Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Aradhya Jana Seva Vahini Trust is set to organize the Street Plate Mahotsava in an unprecedented manner. The announcement was made by Shri Thadikonda Vijayakumar, the chairman of the trust, during a specially arranged press conference where the details of the event were disclosed.
The initiative, announced by Shri Thadikonda Vijayakumar, aims to bring together the community in a grand celebration. Brahmasri Samaveda Shanmukha Sarma's lyrics, composed by Nemani Partha Sarathi, were revealed online, setting the tone for the upcoming festivities.
During the press conference, Sri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma expressed his honor in organizing such a large-scale event in Bhagyanagara. Under the leadership of Thadikonda Vijayakumar, the event is dedicated to the welfare of the world.
Thadikonda Vijaya Kumar elaborated that the Kalyana Mahotsava of Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Sri Veerabhadra Swamy and the Street Plate festivities will unfold over four days, starting from Thursday, the 14th, and concluding on Sunday, the 17th of this month. The venue for the event is the Secunderabad Gymkhana Grounds.
The event carries a significant spiritual and cultural meaning, with Sri Veerabhadra Swamy being considered the caste deity for many families. Legend has it that Lord Shiva created Veerabhadra to avenge the death of his wife, Sati Devi. The festival, therefore, holds cultural importance and is believed to fulfill wishes, alleviate fears and sorrows, and bless everyone with peace and prosperity.
Expressing concerns about potential disasters in the coming period, Thadikonda Vijaya Kumar emphasized the need for such festivals to ensure the safety and prosperity not only of the people of Telugu states but also for all living beings on Earth.
The highlight of the event will be a grand procession on the night of December 17, starting from the Gymkhana Grounds, where thousands of worshippers will march with swords, drums, and other adorned objects dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra, chanting slogans for divine blessings.Each day, pandits will conduct special rituals in the morning and evening, symbolizing a collective resolve for the welfare of the world. The festival promises to be a spectacular blend of spirituality, tradition, and community celebration, uniting people in the spirit of joy and devotion.