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Full moon festival to begin in Andhra today

Full moon festival to begin in Andhra today
Picture taken on November 14, 2016 shows the supermoon rising above Cape Town. The moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India]: The State Tourism Department in Andhra Pradesh is holding a three-day full moon festival at Oravakallu, a natural landscape of regal rock formations, beginning today.

Oravakallu is considered as one of the oldest rock formations in the world and situated in Kurnool district.

Named as ‘Punnami Oravakallu’, the festival will commence on a grand-scale and it is the first ever full moon festival to be celebrated at one place.

The festival will be an annual affair and based on the number of tourists and the response received for the festival, the Andhra Pradesh tourism will consider holding the event every month. (ANI)