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Managudi Mass Temple Festival Conducted by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

Managudi Mass Temple Festival is organized by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in temples across the four southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 
Deccan Chronicle reports
 “The primary motto of this programme is to restore the prime position of temples which have been the centres of socio-cultural life since ages in our country with the participation of the public. So far, we have successfully organized five programmes and we are set to celebrate the sixth one on the auspicious occasion of Karthika Pournami on November 6, 2014. This year, we will be also distributing “Holy Flags” to all the temples as a part of this mass programme”, the JEO added. 
The arrangements for the sixth phase ‘Managudi’ got off to a ceremonious start with the preparation of the sacred Akshathas (holy rice) in Tirupati on Sunday. TTD JEO Pola Bhaskar formally launched the programme at the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad office located at Old Huzur Office after a special puja.
About 6000 kg of rice, 100 kg of turmeric powder and 225 kg of ghee was used to prepare 120 bags of Akshathas to be distributed in over 54,300 temples spread across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.