Kothapalli Harish, a native of Manthani and resident of Mumbai, donated the sari as part of the wishes of his parents.
The businessman had joined more than 250 saris to make the huge sari. It was taken out in a procession from Manthani town to the river in a “pallaki.” Later, it was spread across the river from one shore to another at the pushkar ghat. Several hundreds of devotees including men and women participated in the ritual of spreading the sari across the river from one end to another. After the puja rituals, the joined saris were separated and distributed among the pilgrims.