CHAKRATEERTHA MUKKOTI IN TIRUMALA ON DEC 14
TIRUMALA, DEC 8: One of the most important teertha mahotsavams, the Chakra Teertha mukkoti will take place in Tirumala on December 14.
After the morning and noon bells and naivedyam, a team of TTD officials, archakas will go to the Chakra Teertham which is located few miles away on the southern side of the Tirumala shrine in the Seshachalam ranges.
The priests offer special abhishekam and pujas to the Sudarshana Chakrattalwar, Sri Lakshmi Nrisimhaswamy and Sri Anjaneya Swamy located in the holy place. After performing harati they will return to the temple.
According to Skandapurana, a sage Sri Padmanabha Maharshi did 12 years of peance in this area and appeased Lord Venkateswara who granted him the boon of worshipping Him till the end of aeon. One day, a demon tried to kill the sage and the later prayed Lord, who sent His Sudarshana Chakram to protect Sage Padmanabha. The divine disc killed the demon and on the request of the Sage, it presided here and since then protecting the devotees from evil forces. So the holy place is name Chakrateertham.
The Varaha purana describes of the 66 crore teethas located in Seshachalam ranges, Chakrateertham as the most powerful one after Swamy Pushkarini Teertham. Hence it attained a special place among the seven important Saptha Teerthas located in Tirumala Seshachalam ranges.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI