The Ancient Sun Temple at Arasavelli in Srikakulam district is celebrating the festival of Ratha Saptami on a grand scale.

The District officials allowed devotees from Thursday to witness Ksheerabhishekam while thousands of devotees started visiting the temple. While the district collector issued orders for VIPs can obtain their passes at RDO in order to maintain discipline.

“People have to park their cars and bikes on the 80-feet Road. Traffic diversion rules will be in force from Thursday evening to Saturday morning,” said the temple authorities.

Viswanath Venkat Dasari