Hassan: In a splendid conclusion, devotees from diverse locations gathered for the closing ceremony of the annual Hasanamba Temple festival, bidding farewell to the divine presence of Hasanambe. The spiritual event, which began on November 2 with the opening of the sanctum sanctorum, provided 13 days of public darshan, attracting millions of worshippers, including dignitaries, politicians, and celebrities, seeking the blessings of Amma.
On the final day of this sacred gathering, devotees formed long queues from early hours, eagerly awaiting a glimpse of the goddess and her divine blessings. The emotional farewell marked the conclusion of a 13-day period during which devotees found solace and spiritual fulfillment in the divine aura of Hasanambe Devi. The temple was ceremonially closed at noon on Wednesday, with the sanctum sanctorum doors ritually sealed. The event was attended by district in-charge minister KN Rajanna, local MLA Swaroop Prakash, DC C. Satyabhama, and SP Mohammad Sujitha.
Throughout the 12-day celebration, over 13 lakh devotees immersed themselves in the goddess’s divine energy, contributing to the generation of an impressive amount of 5.80 crores. The closing day witnessed a final influx of devotees, including several MLAs, former ministers, and officials, seeking spiritual purity.
As part of the festivities, the Siddeshwar Swami Rathotsav added a vibrant dimension to the cultural landscape, featuring thousands of participants and numerous art troupes. However, amid the joyous celebrations, a moment of concern arose as a woman tripped during the Rathotsava. Prompt response and rescue ensured her safety, emphasizing the significance of safety measures during such large-scale events.
The district resonated with religious fervor as the final rituals unfolded, including the lighting of lamps, offerings, and the ceremonial closure of the sanctum sanctorum door. Devotees, content with their divine encounter, must now await the annual ritual to experience Hasanambe Devi’s blessings once again. The temple will remain closed until next year’s auspicious occasion, leaving behind a trail of spiritual memories and anticipation.