Sirsi: Under the divine guidance of SriSamsthana, Sharannavaratri Utsava was held like every year from Ashveeja Shukla Pratipade till Navami, October 10th till 17th at Ambagiri Kalika Matha, Sirsi.
On account of this, kumkumarchane by women, chanting of Gayatri mantra by men, Devi parayana mahapooja, Ashtavadhana seva, mahamangalarati were held everyday with glory and exultation. Seemollanghana was held on the day of Dashami.
On 20th, a new yaagashala was inaugurated with entry of a Gou and performing traditional rituals. On the very next day, Dwadashi, Navachandi havana was performed under the direction of Sri Katte Shankar Bhat.
Secretary of Vidya Vibhaga of Havyaka Mahamandala Sri Pramod Pandit, Sri Satish Hegde of Siddapura mandala, Sri Ramananda Talavata, Smt. Veena Bhat, mentor of Ambagiri valaya Sri L. R. Bhat, president Sri V. M. Hegde Almane, Sri T. G. Hegde, Sri D. A. Hegde, Sri Lakshman Shanbhag, maatrupradhane Smt. Savitri Hegde, Smt. Indira Shanbhag, Smt. Saraswati Hegde, office-bearers, gurikkaras, disciples and hunderds of other devotees took part in the program and received the prasadam of SriDevi.