Minister Mallikarjun, family members take part in firewalking ritual for wife’s LS poll win

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Minister Mallikarjun takes part in the firewalking ritual; (right) with his wife Prabha at the temple fair.

DAVANAGERE: Mines and Geology, and Horticulture Minister S S Mallikarjun, along with his family members, took part in a firewalking ritual during the Veerabhadreshwara temple fair on Monday for the victory of his wife Dr Prabha Mallikarjun, in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Minister Mallikarjun and his wife Prabha Mallikarjun, who is a Lok Sabha candidate, at the Veerabhadreshwara temple.

Mallikarjun takes part in the firewalking ritual annually, but this year, it assumes significance as his wife is contesting the Lok Sabha elections. It is believed that one’s wishes are fulfilled by walking over the burning coals and hundreds of devotees take part in the ritual every year.

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