Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) [India], November 20 (ANI): Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tungabhadra Pushkaram festival is set to start on Friday here on the banks of river Tungabhadra.
The festival is observed for a period of 12 days.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy will commence the Pushkaram at around 1:10 pm at Sankal Bagh ghat. He will also offer special prayers.
Like previous years, no Pushkaram (synonymous with holy dips) will be allowed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Permission for only special prayers and rituals have been given at ghats.
The state government officials have made tight security arrangements for the Chief Minister's visit.
Additional police forces are deployed to see that no untoward incident takes place. (ANI)