Today being the last day of Ashada Friday this year, Chamundi Hill witnessed thousands of devotees, much higher in number than the previous three Fridays and is expected to cross the one lakh mark. Sunny weather prevailed in the day; but the devotees, unmindful of the drizzle, had queued up hours before dawn to have darshan of Goddess Chamundeshwari.

Special pujas were performed and the temple was colourfully bedecked with various kinds of flowers and oranges.

The district administration has upped the number of Police personnel to manage the upsurge of the crowd.

The facilities that had been provided during the past three Fridays such as parking at helipad, free KSRTC buses, drinking water, toilets and battery-operated cars for the aged and handicapped persons from the bus stop atop the hill to the temple have been continued.

The early political devotees who visited the temple were former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and former Minister Shobha Karandlaje.

Shobha ascended the 1,008 steps barefoot from the foot of the hill to the top at around 6 am, accompanied by former State Women’s Commission Chairperson C. Manjula and former MLC Bharathi Shetty. Yeddyurappa travelled up to the temple by car around 7 am.

Later, both Yeddyurappa and Shobha attended a meeting of district KJP workers at a private hotel in city.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore