512th VARDHANTHI FESTIVAL FO THALLAPAKA ANNAMACHARYA FROM MARCH 17 TO 21
Tirupati, 2 March 2015: The TTD plans to conduct the 512th death anniversary of Bhishma of Prose poetry Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya in a fitting grand manner with various programs of Sankeertans and other spiritual programs at Tirumala, Tirupati and Tallapaka.
As part of the celebrations Metlotsavam will be conducted at the Alipiri Padala mandapam, Tirupati on March 16 morning. Nearly 1000 devotees and others will commence the padayatra to Tirumala with the encore of Annamayya Sankeetrans, and folk lore. The Annamayya Vardhanti celebrations will commence at Tirumala on March 17th. While Gosti Ganam event will be held at Narayanayagiri Gardens in the morning, Cultural music program will be held at Asthana Mandapam in the evening.
During the 5 day festival, events will be held at the Mahati Auditorium, Tirupati and Dhyana mandiram at Tallapaka. Devotional music and Bhakti Sangeetam program will be conducted at the venue of 108 feet Statue of Annamacharya in which celebrity singers and musicians participate.
On the concluding day March 22, as part of the practice – God visiting the home of Devotee- the procession of Utsava murthis of Lord will come from Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple to Annamacharya Kala mandiram at Tirupati. After the conducting of Asthanam, A gostiganam of the sankeertans of Annamcharya on Sri Govindaraja swamy will be performed at the venue.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDS, TIRUPATI