The Koti Dipotsavam, which is held every year in great splendour, was also held this year in a grand style. The uniqueness of this festival is that the Koti lamps are reported to Lord Shiva before the whole process is completed. Bhakti TV, NTV and Vanitha TV have jointly launched the Koti Dipotsava program from November 12 to 22.
The lanterns flicker on the ground and light up the Kotidipotsavam. The chanting of Omkara, the chanting of Damaruka, the chanting of the Ghanapathis, the blessings of the Jagadguru, the divine blessings of the deans, and the Mangalasasanas of the Matrushri add to the spiritual charm of the Dipotsava premises. The anointing of Lord Mahadev at the time of Pradosha, the various vehicle services as Brahmotsavam, the welfare of the deities in splendour, and the special worship immerse the minds of many devotees in devotion.
Not to mention the lingodbhavam, saptaharati and the bonfire lighting ceremony. Thousands of devotees took part in the festival and reported to Ishwar.
This year’s Koti Deepotsavam was honoured by greats like Ganapathi Satchidananda Swamy, Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinnajeeyar Swami, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, Sri Svarupanandendra Saraswati, Sri Svatmanandendra Saraswati, paripurnanandagiri swami, siddhesvarananda Bharti, Kurthalam Sri siddhesvari Peetham, Sri devanatha Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami, Sri sarvavidananda Saraswati, Shri Shiva Swami, Sri Prakasanandendra Saraswati Swami, Sri avadhutagiri Maharaj Swami, Mahant Shri Siddhesvaranandagiri Maharaj, Sri Swaroopanand Giri, Sri Satyagiri candradasa, Sri niskancana Prabhuji, Sri Vishnu Das prabhuji, Garikapati Rao, Chaganti Koteswara Rao, Nanduri Srinivas, Madugula Nagaphani Sharma, Mailavarapu Rao, Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao, Mallapragada Srimannarayana Murthy, kakunuri Surya Narayana Murthy, as well as the political leaders Harish Rao, Telangana Governor Tamilisai, Telangana High Court judge, Telangana RTC MD Sajjanar, producer Dil Raju’s presence at the Koti Deepotsavam made the event memorable for the future generations.
While taking all the precautions in the background of Covid-19, NTV and Bhakti TV Chairman Tummala Narendra Chowdhury, who says that the aim is to take Hindu Dharma forward, to remove darkness and increase knowledge, have worked hard despite the hurdles and hiccups in organizing the event successfully.