Somasundara Dixit, Chief priest, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple said that such kinds of poojas and rituals are followed from earlier times and now since the state has received less rainfall this year, most of the temples will be performing rituals to please god to give rainfall.
“At the time of Maharajahs, if people faced any problem, the maharajah used to say: pray the god, tell rushivarya or do pooja. This time ministers are praying to the god due to some rain problems. In Karnataka 34,000 temples have to do pooja as per government order from 27th of this month to 2nd August. Government has proposed this pooja and all the temples have to do varunajapa, parjanya homa and other abishekas from the proposed date,” Somasundara Dixit said, according to a network1media video.
The circular has in particular mentioned some temples like Kollur mookambika, Kukke Subrahmanyeswara Swamy, Durga Parameshwari and Nanjangud Srikanteshwara Swamy.
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