Mangaluru, Feb 04, 2017: Carstreet in Mangalore bathed in colours as devotees celebrated ‘Okuli’ with joy and gaiety on the sixth and final day of the famous Kodial Theru of Sri Venkatramana Temple on February 4, Saturday.
A riot of colours dotted the joyful faces of GSB brethren both young and old who immensely enjoyed the day. The devotees enjoyed the festival thoroughly, with a riot of colours dotting their gleeful faces.
Devotees danced as they sprayed colour water at each other as Lord Venkatramana and Goddess Padmavathi proceeded on the first journey of their wedded life. The annual car festival has a special significance to the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) community as it is a commemoration of the divine union of Lord Venkataramana and Goddess Padmavathi.