“ADITYA HRUDAYAM” REDITION BY BALAMANDIR STUDENTS
WORK WITH MORE EFFICIENCY-TTD EO TO HoDs
REVIEWS ON RADHASAPTHAMI ARRANGEMETNS
TTD CANCELS ALL PREVILEGE DARSHANS ON FEB 14
TIRUMALA, FEBRUARY 2: TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao on Tuesday reviewed on “Radhasapthami” festival arrangements with TTD senior officials and HODs at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala and instructed everyone to work with more efficiency, as heavy pilgrim rush is being anticipated.
REVIEW WITH ALL HoDs: He directed the various department heads including Annaprasadam, Temple, Vigilance, Health, PR, SVBC, Garden, Engineering and Forest departments to make elaborate arrangements for this one day festival, which is also known as “Mini Brahmotsavams” as the Lord takes celestial ride on seven vahanams on a single day starting from dawn till night.
ELABORATE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS: The EO instructed the vigilance sleuths to make elaborate security arrangements to see that no untoward incident take place during the time of vahanam procession as well during Chakrasnanam in Swamy Pushkarini. He also directed them to take the assistance of Srivari Sevakulu and Scouts to maintain the pilgrim crowd.
ANNAPRASADAM MENU FOR EVERY VAHANAM: He directed the Annaprasadam and Health officials to supply annaprasadams and water continuously to the pilgrims waiting in the galleries to witness the procession of lord. Meanwhile different menu of Annaprasadam will be served during each vahanam. The tasty items includes Sambnar Rice, Pulihora, Daddojanam apart from light snacks and beverages including Sundal, upma, vermicelli etc. About 1.20 lakh butter milk packets and 2 lakh water packets will be distributed to pilgrims in galleries on that auspicious day. Meanwhile Sanitation will be taken care of by Health Department.
GUAVA-GRAPES-APPLE-SAPODILLA PANDALS: He has instructed the Garden officer to set up pandals and colourful floral displays in the mada-streets and other vital points to give a festive look to the event. This year the pandals made of Suava, Grapes, Apple and Sapota will be an added attraction in Vahana Mandapam.
RENDITION BY BALAMANDIR STUDENTS: As an added attraction, this year the students of SV Balamandiram will render “Aditya Hrudayam” during Surya Prabha Vahana Seva.
ALL SEVAS CANCELLED:
Meanwhile TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas and privileged darshans including aged and physically handicapped, parents with infants etc. on February 14 following Radhasapthami
RADHA SAPTHAMI SCHEDULE: Meanwhile the Surya Jayanthi Mahotsvam (Rathasapthami) begins with Surya Prabha Vahanam between 5.30am to 8am followed by Chinna Sesha (9am to 10am), Garuda Vahanam (11am to 12 noon), Hanumantha Vahanam (1pm to 2pm), Chakrasnanam (2pm to 3pm), Kalpavriksha Vahanam(4pm to 5pm), Sarvabhoopala Vahanam(6pm to 7pm) and concludes with Chandra Prabha Vahanam(8pm to 9pm)
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri D Nagendra Kumar, CE Sri Chandra Sekhar Reddy All DyEOs and other HoDs were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI