Hydeabad: The Ayutha Chandi Yaagam being performed at Erravelli near city drew over a lakh people on the third day on Friday.Visitors formed queues for miles to have a glimpse of the Yaagam. Along with wife Shobha and family, CM KCR performed various rituals as part of the Yaagam in white traditional dhoti and top cloth. The ritual was attended by over 50,000 people each on the first and second day. Central Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Bandaru Dattatreya were among the prominent visitors on the second and Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, AP Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad, Council Chairman Chakrapani participated in the religious event on Friday.
With a long weekend holiday beginning Christmas, people from Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, Nizamabad and other places thronged the venue. All the state ministers, TRS MPs, MLAs and leaders including IT Minister KT Rama Rao, Harish Rao, Etela Rajender, Nayani Narasimha Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, T Padma Rao, and MP Kavitha are camping at the Yaagam venue to look after arrangements for the visiting dignitaries.