GODDESS RIDES ON MAMMOTH RATHAM AS “SARVA SWATANTRA VARA LAKSHMI”
TIRUCHANOOR, NOV On the penultimate day (eighth day) morning Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi as “Sarva Swatantra Vara Lakshmi” taken out for a celestial ride on the four-mada streets encircling the shrine at Tiruchanoor on Wednesday.
Goddess who was dressed in a pearl studded robe with pearl garments seated on the fully decorated mighty wooden Chariot. The uniquq name “Sarva Swatantra Vara Lakshmi” signifies that Goddess Padmavathi Devi is the Supreme deity who can execute Her royal duties with aplomb even in the absence of Lord. Her chief duty is to bless Her devotees to live in prosperity for ever.
Tiruchanoor is flooded with devotes who thronged to witness the Goddess on this occasion. Devotees competed to take a chance to pull the rope of the chariot. TTD has made elaborate security arrangements with vigilance sleuths, police and srivari sevakulu to see that no untoward incident takes place during the mammoth chariot procession.
The Ratharohanam ritual observed in Tula Lagnam between 5.40am to 6am while the car dragging began by 7.10am and lasted for nearly four hours.
TTD EO Sri MG Gopal, Local MLS Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, JEO Tirupati Sri P Bhaskar, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple Spl.Gr.Dy.E.O.Smt Chenchu Lakshmi, SE III Sri Ramachandra Reddy, former TTD Board Chairman Sri K Bapiraju, AEO Smt Nagarathana, Supdt Sri Varaprasad, Arjitham & Prasadam Inspectors Sri Anjaneyulu, TTD officials and huge number of devotees were also present during this religious fete.
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ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI