In Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh, thousands of followers visited the Gunadala Church to attend Gunadala Mary Matha festival. People from neighboring States like Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also attended the festival. The Vijayawada Catholic Diocese Bishop Thelagathoti Joseph Rajarao delivered the sermon on the last day of the festival.
This year, due to Coronavirus pandemic, fewer people visited the Church than the previous year. Additionally, the festival committee cancelled cultural programmes organized during the three-day annual festival due to the pandemic.
Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has provided special services for the festival. Krishna District Administration, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) and city police made all arrangements.