FLOWER DECORS AT SNAPANA TIRUMANJANAM
By TTD News On 29 Sep, 2014 At 06:10 PM | Categorized As Brahmotsavams

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS

FLOWER DECORS AT SNAPANA TIRUMANJANAM

Tirumala, September 29: Papinos and Ice guava from Thailand and Grapes from California were the main attraction of the Snapana Thirumanjanam ritual conducted in the Srivari temple as part of the Brahmotsavam event at hill shrine of Tirumala.

69 kgs of 12 varieties of flowers were used for the flower decoration of the Ranganayakula Mandapam the spot of the ritual giving it an ambience of a flower garden, the choicest spot of Lord Venkateswara. ‘Snapana Thirumanjanam ritual is hall mark of this Brahmotsavam-2014 as we have received exotic  flowers and fruits from overseas  through donors‘ says the TTD Executive Officer M G Gopal who participated in the event with his spouse.

The flower canopy overhead of the platform of Utsava idols of Malayappaswami, his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi was decked up with roses, jasmines, marigold ,kanakambara and other tulips.’The bright crème and rosy  flower canopy  enhanced the  divinity of the  idols  and  also the richness of the rituals ‘says Sundara Varada Bhattacharya, the agama advisor of TTD who performed the  ritual.

The garlands and kiratam (crown) of the celestial deities were made of plums, Litchi fruit, cardamom,dried grapes, orchids, Vattiveru, Kuruveru, Amla fruit  and dates  besides  wild fruits of Thailand – Papinos  and  Ice guava. ‘The exotic flowers and fruits occupy a prime place in decorations of Brahmotsavam festival , says  S Srinivasulu, the  garden superintendent of the TTD.

The entire venue was decked up with marigold, jasmine, roses and also kanakambara flowers amidst green tulsi leaves as  and other green foliage  used as background.

While a host of vedic pundits chanted  the glory and significance of the  ritual and praise of Lord Venkateswara’s contribution for world peace and prosperity, the traditional temple musical instruments were sounded  along with drums  to signal the crescendo of the holy and hoary fourth day Thirumanjanam.

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