ANANTA PADMANABHA VRATAM CELEBRATED WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOUR IN TIRUMALA
TIRUMALA, SEPTEMBER 18: Sri Anantha Padmanabha Vratam has been observed with religious fervour in Tirumala on Wednesday.
TTD usually observes this festival every year on the auspicious day of Bhadrapada Sukla Chaturdasi day. In a ceremonious procession the Chakrattalwar has been taken to Sri Varaha Swamy temple from Srivari temple by the temple priests amidst the chanting of Vedic Mantras at around6am on Wednesday.
Later Abhishekam and special pujas were performed to the Sudarshana Chakram and later holy bath has been delivered to the Chakrattalwar by immersing it in the holy waters of Swamy Pushkarini. After the rituals the Chakrattalwar was brought back to the Tirumala temple. Usually holy bath to Chakrattalwar will be performed on four occasions including Brahmotsavams, Mukkoti Dwadasi, Rath Sapthami and on Anantha Padmanabha Vratam by temple priests in a year.
At the holy feet of the presiding deity in Srivari temple, the temple priests performed Sri AnantaPadmanabha Vratam by reciting the Vrata Mahatyam. Later the holy threads of Vratam have been distributed to the archakas and temple officials.
TTD Chairman Sri K.Bapi Raju, EO Sri M.G.Gopal, JEO Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, Temple Peishkar Sri R.Selvam and others took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs TIRUPATI