ANKURARPANAM PERFORMED FOR ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAMS IN SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM
Srinivasa Mangapuram, 18 February 2014: Ankurarpanam’ ritual has been performed with religious fervour in the temple of Srinivasa Mangapuram on Tuesday evening.
As a prelude to the annual brahmotsavams, Ankurarpanam or the “sacred seed sowing ritual” is performed at 6pm in srinivasa mangapuram wherein nine types of holy seeds in earthen containers have been sowed in holy soil (Mrisangrahana). This ritual signifies the beginning of festival in the temple. This is followed by recital of vedic hymns.
Later the commander-in-chief of Lord Venkateswara, Sri Vishwaksena Swamy has been taken around the four mada streets in a grand procession. The celestial warrior has invited all the three crore deities to take part in the nine-day mega religious event of his Supremo Master.
JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, temple staff and others took part.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI