ANIVARA ASTHANAM IN TIRUMALA TEMPLE ON JULY 17
Tirumala, 6 July 2015: The annual festival of the Temple Accounts, Anivara Asthanam will be observed in the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on July 17. This is one of the most important annual festivals among the series that is being observed with religious pomp and gaiety every year on the auspicious time of the Sun entering the asterism of Karkataka in the constellation.
The uniqueness about this festival is that the previous year’s accounts of the office are presented before the deity by the principal officers and are taken back to signify that the ‘Lord’ finds the officers fit enough to hold their respective offices.
New books will also be issued for recording finances of the next fiscal. In the temple terms, this entire process is called “Asthanam” which will be performed inside sanctum sanctorum near Bangaru Vakili in the presence of processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and his two consorts and Viswaksenulavaru between 7am to 9am.
TTD has cancelled Nijapada Darshanam and other arjitha sevas in connection with this festival on that day.
Meanwhile in the evening there will be the procession of Pushpa Pallaki between 6pm to 7pm.
Meanwhile the temple cleansing festival of Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be observed in Tirumala shrine on July 14 in connection with this annual festival.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI