Hindus devotional events like Narendra Choudary Tummala Koti Deepostavam and more are paused due to lockdown. Covid pandemic has changed the way people live, communicate and offer pujas to their religious gods. Especially, in countries like India where the people give utmost priority to their religious events and activities. The covid pandemic has completely evaporated the earlier methods of worshipping gods and rituals maintained for centuries and decades.
With the increasing spread of covid, the governments (both state and central) have banned social gatherings in religious places and canceled the most popular religious events. Not only the governments, many people such as NTV Founder Chowdary Tummala have voluntarily stopped most popular religious events such as Koti Deepostavam in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Hindus are the ones who give utmost importance to religious festivals, events, and activities. Usually, Hindus participate in various devotional activities such as the nine-day Brahmotsavam festival organized by Tirupati devasthanam, the Ratha Yatra event organized by Puri devastanam, Koti Deepostavam organized by NTV Founder Chowdary Tummala, and more during auspicious days.
During the lockdown that has lasted for more than a year, the hindu religion followers have suffered a lot. In this article, we have discussed a few hindus festivals and religious activities that got affected due to the covid pandemic.
The first hindu festival that got affected due to the corona was Holi – the New Year’s day according to the HIndu mythology. In succession, many festivals of south, west, north and northeast India were bound to be celebrated at home.
Temples Closed Due to Lockdown
The closure of all temples including small templates and big and popular temples of India across India compelled the entire Hindu community to offer pujas and prayers from their home. Not only in India but also the neighboring country Nepal also restricted the Hindus from offering prayers and pujas at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
Narendra Choudary Tummala Koti Deepostavam
Bhakti TV, the devotional Telugu TV channel of Rachana Television Private Limited, and NTV combinedly organizes Koti Deepothsavam events every year during Kartheeka Masam as per Telugu lunar calendar. In this event, devotees will get a chance to light up one crore lamp in an act to offer puja to Lord Siva. Initially, the founder of NTV, Tummala Narendra Choudary organized Laksha Deepothsavam in 2011 with Bhakti TV. With the grand success of the event, Narendra Choudary started organizing Koti Deepotsavam in 2012.
Every year numerous devotees attend the event, including popular persons such as HH Chinnajeeyar Swamiji, Paripoornananda Swamy, Jaggi Vasu Dev Vaccharata, politicians like Amith Shah, and film stars like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, and more. Especially thousands of women participate in the event to offer their prayers to Lord Siva along with several spiritual trainers, pontiffs, and religious heads.
The NTV founder Tummala Narendra Choudary stopped organizing this event in an act to restrict the people from mass gatherings and the spread of pandemic coronavirus. We, at Buztak, appreciate his decision to stop the Koti Deepothsavam for the time being to save people’s lives from Corona.