FIVE DAY SRI VARI ANNUAL FLOAT FESTIVAL BEGINS
Tirumala, 12 March 2014: The five-day annual Theppotsavam at Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala began here on Wednesday. The processional deities of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanumantha, were taken around the mada streets encircling the holy shire in grand procession before reaching the venue, Sri Vari Pushkarini (temple tank). Later, the deities were mounted on the colourfully illuminated Float, and were dragged around the holy tank amidst great religious fervour from 7PM to 8PM. Tens of thousands of devotees congregated on the holy steps of the temple tank, hours in advance to enjoy the colourful festival. While asthana vidwans played the nadaswaram’ the temple priests recited verses from the holy scriptures. The entire programme lasted for more than one hour.
TTD Executive Officer Sri MG Gopal, Joint Executive Officer Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Addl CV&SO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Suptd Engineer Sri Ramesh Reddy, DyEO(Temple) Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri Selvam and devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI