Deepostavam (a special festival celebrated by the devotees) : Deepostavam is celebrated by women folk, by offering home made "deepams" to the Goddess. Women of all ages carry Deepams on their head walk to the temple in a group, and pray the goddess for their prosperity.
During Vijayadashmi (Dasera) Navarathri days the special poojas are performed to devi and procession would be conducted with religious ferver & utsava vigrahas are taken all the way to “Shamee Vruksham” and goddess bless all the devotees for their ealth, wealth & well being. Shamee Vruksham is inside Z.P.High School which is around 1Km from the Temple. This is similar to Mysore Chamundeshwari Devi procession to Banni Mantapam.
During Ugadi (New year day) special poojas are conducted through out the day and huge gathering of devotees from in and around cholasamudram. Devotees visit cholasamudram chowdeshwari temple to seek goddess blessings. On this day there will be a “Jathara” around the temple premises, all villagers and neighbouring villagers will attend the Jathara and special poojas are performed.
Deepostavam (a special festival celebrated by the devotees) : Deepostavam is celebrated by women folk, by offering home made “deepams” to the Goddess. Women of all ages carry Deepams on their head walk to the temple in a group, and pray the goddess for their prosperity.
During this occassion some people offer animal sacrifice since Chowdeshwari is “Shakthi Devatha” It is extremly common in the whole country to perform animal sacrifice for “Shakthi Devatas”.
ABOUT KODIPALLI FESTIVAL:
Kodipalli is a village panchayat and neighbouring village to Cholasamudram, which is at a distance of 2Km. These two villages are separated by a big tank. It is believed that the Kodipalli is native place for Goddess Chowdeshwari, So villagers of Kodipalli consider Chowdeshwari devi as their daughter. Every 3 years once all the villagers of Kodipalli perform “Home-Coming” festival to the Goddess Chowdeshwari.
On Monday morning villagers from Kodipalli visit Cholasamudram and Carry the Goddess Utsava Vigrahas in Pallaki with extreme joy. They walk all the way to the village by carrying the pallaki on their shoulders. Once they reach the Kodipalli Goddess will be placed in “Siddappagudi”.
On this day all the villagers of Kodipalli invite their relatives and friends for this great “home-coming” of Goddess Chowdeshwari, People spend lavishly during this occassion and enjoy the good times with their families since this happens once in few years.
On monday and Tuesday Goddess would be taken for procession in the streets of village, and infront of every house. Villagers would perform poojas offer coconut and seek goddess blessings with great joy and ferver.
On third day (Wednesday) goddess would be brought back to her abord in Cholasamudram. It is known fact that while coming back to Cholasamudram from Kodipalli, the procession takes much more time compare to Cholasamudram to Kodipalli. This is because of the affinity Goddess has towards her home place.
Kodipalli can be reached from hindupur by road, which is around 9Km from hindupur.