Thousand of people are expected to throng the Pearl City on the auspicious day of 'Mrigsira Karthi' on June 8 to partake in the fish medicine touted as a cure for asthma.
The district administration is all geared up to meet the fish prasadam rush. Efforts are on to ensure hassle-free distribution of medicine to asthama patients on June 8 and 9 at the Exhibition Grounds Nampally.
The Bathina Brothers -- who have become a household name for administering 'fish medicine'-- were busy making the arrangements. Brothers Vishwanath Goud, Harinath Goud and Uma Maheshwar Goud belong to the current generation of the clan which had been administering the medicine for 156 years based on the 'the wisdom of the sages of ancient India.
' Bathina Harinath Goud recalled in 1845, a holy man happened to meet his great-grand father Veeranna Goud and gave him the secret formula, blessed the medicine and the place of administration of medicine. He also instructed him to distribute this medicine free-of-cost to the patients.
The 'secret formula' had been passed on through the generations of the Goud family. The brothers administer the medicine on ''Mrigasira Karti'' which normally falls on June 8.
As many as 34 counters have been set up for the distribution of the fish prasadam. For patients coming from far-off places arrangements are being made to provide accommodation. The NGOs are also making efforts to provide food packets drinking water and medical facilities.