Ugadi Asthanam heralding the advent of Sri Vikari Nama Samvatsara Telugu Ugadi was grandly celebrated on Saturday morning at Srivari temple.
Vishesh samarpanam and Shuddi were observed to Sri Malayappa and his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi besides Viswaksena in the morning after Suprabhata seva.
The Mula Virat and utsava idols were draped in new silks after processional puja around Vimana prakaram and Dwajastambham.
Later on pundits performed Panchanga shravanam and Asthanam at the Bangaru vakili in traditional manner.
TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, JEO Sri B Lakshmi Kantham, DyEO Sri Harindranath, Peishkar Sri Ramesh Babu and other officials participated.
The carving of mythological characters in vegetables had stolen the show as the devotees were mused to see Dasavtara set near Dhwajasthambham. Similarly the Vamanavatara made of Navadhanyas was an added cynosure.