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Avu Devata Festival

Avu Devata festival is celebrated in Dappepalle village of Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh. It is celebrated for three days in the month of Jyestha for the arrival of rain. The Brahmagiri cave enshrines the images of two bulls Erreddaiah, the red bull and Passeddiah, the white bull along with the image of a cow. These were believed to possess supernatural powers for which they were consecrated.

During the festival different varieties of umbrellas and peacock feathers are offered to the deity in fulfillment of vows. A fair is arranged in connection with the festival.

This festival is celebrated in some other parts of the state also.

Updated on 21st November, 2005


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