ANNUAL JYESTABHISHEKAM CONCLUDES IN SRI GOVINDARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE
Tirupati, 10 July 2014: On the concluding day of the Ongoing Three Day Annual Jyestabhishekam of Sri Govindaraja Swamy, the Temple Priests performed Snapana Tirumanjanam and Kavacha Prathista to the Processional deity of Lord Govindaraja Swamy and His consorts in Temple premises on Thursday morning.
The gleaming golden armours covering the icons all year round are removed only for three days in a year during the ‘Jyesthabhishekam’ performed for the ‘unarmoured’ deities during the month of June-July.
On the third day,after a ‘snapana thirumanjanam’ to the deities, the purified armours were re-adorned to the deities ending the annual ritual.
It is a general practice in the temples to put armours – kavachams to icons so that they shied the ‘panchaloha’ idols from wear and tear due to the periodical abhishekams performed to them using a range of pooja items like milk, honey, fruit jam, curd, sandalwood paste which tend to corrode the centuries old idols.
TTD JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, Temple DyEO Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai, temple staff and devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI