avu-devata

Avu Devata Festival is a 3 day festival and it is celebrated in the month of Jyeshtha. On 1st day devotees go to the cave and worship the deity whose idol is brought in a carriage they decorated idol with flowers and installed at a certain place.

On the 2nd day several other idols are brought there. On the 3rd day these deities are offered Puja and the people who should follow them back to their places are fed.

In the evening deities are given a send – off and the Avu Devata is also taken back after the cave in the hill and is decorated and worshipped.People offers the Ordinary umbrellas, silk umbrellas, embroidered umbrellas and peacock feathers.

During this festival a fair is also held in the Andhra Pradesh.People believed that in distant past, two bulls born in the village those have the super natural powers. So in their memory the villagers deified them and the images of the bulls and their cow were kept in a cave. Now when the rains fail, the priest takes bath and goes to the cave in his wet clothes to worships ‘Avu Devata’ and offer coconuts, milk, sugar, incense and eatables. People believed that it generally rains within a week.

The Avu Devata festival is celebrated for three days in the month of Jyeshtha. On the first day the devotees go to the cave and worship the deity whose idol is brought in a carriage decorated with flowers and installed at a certain place.
On the second day several other idols are brought there. On the third day these deities are offered Puja and the people who should follow them back to their places are fed. In the evening, these deities are given a send – off and the Avu Devata is also taken back after the cave in the hill is decorated and worshipped. Ordinary umbrellas, silk umbrellas, embroidered umbrellas and peacock feathers are offered to the deity in fulfillment of vows. A fair is held in connection with this festival.

Dappepallc in Rayachoti taluk of Cuddapah district has Brahmagiri, a cave with the images of Erreddaiah and Paseddaiah and the form of a cow. It was believed that, in the distant past, two bulls born in the village exhibited super natural powers. To perpetuate their memory the villagers deified them and the images of the bulls and their cow were kept in a cave. Even now when the rains fail, the priest takes bath and goes to the cave in his wet clothes to worships ‘Avu Devata’. They will offer coconuts, milk, sugar, incense and eatables. It is believed that it generally rains within a week.

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.