‘Parveta utsavam’ (mock hunting) ritual was performed at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram here on Thursday.

The age-old ritual is observed a day after the annual ‘Sakshatkara Vaibhavotsavam’ festival. TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal participated in the ritual, where the priests ran with a spear as a symbol of hunting, even as the deity-carriers followed them, carrying the deities of the Lord and His consorts. TTD Joint Executive Officer Pola Bhaskar, Deputy Executive Officer Venkataiah and Assistant Executive Officer Srinivasulu took part.

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