Fridays in Sravana Masam is Telugu Calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. Devotees visit shrines dedicated to various manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti in the month. Nearly 100,000 devotees visit the Kanakadurga temple atop Indrakeeladri Hill.
Devotees offer prayers for peace and prosperity. Youngsters offer prayers for good job and good partner. Young women offer prayers for early marriage, progress in career and good husband.
Vara Lakshmi puja is also observed on Friday in this month.
Many temples give away blouse pieces and bangles as ‘prasadam’ to the devotees.