In the month of Karthika, communities go on an  excursion to a forest area or a spiritual place, cook food and serve. It is a tradition followed since ages.

This year, on 04.11.14 Vanabhojana mahotsavam was arranged at Mandasa  temple on the eve of Karteeka dwadasi. 70 bhagavadbandhus from Rajam Vikasa Tarangini have attended the program with prior intimation. Local MLA G.S.S.Sivaji, MPP Mandasa, Sarpanch Mandasa are also attended the program. A total no.of 650 people were served food in this program. Our archaka swamys Kurmaswamy, Pavan swamy, Padhi swamy and Dileep swamy (Vanta swamy) collectively prepared the food besides performing the temple duties. Lamps were  lit in the evening.
The attendees enjoyed the sumptuous food.