MAIDEN PUSHPAYAGAM ENTHRALLS DEVOTEES IN SRI PRASANNA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
Tirupati, 14 July 2014: The annual Pushpayaga Mahotsavam taken up by TTD for the first time in the ancient temple of Lord Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy in Appalaya gunta about 25kms from tirupati enthralled the devotees on Monday.
The floral bath lasted nearly four hours amidst the chanting of vedic verses from scriptures by temple priests. About five tonnes of various variety of flowers were offered on the deities of Lord Sri Prasanna Venkateswara accompanied by His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi.
The flowers were later distributed as ‘prasadam’ to the devotees, who thronged the temple to witness the new ‘seva’.
This ritual is usually performed to overcome the sins committed either knowingly or unknowingly by temple priests, officials, staff and devotees during brahmotsavams or nitya kainkaryams.
Spl Gr Dy EO Sri Bhaskar Reddy, AEO Smt Nagarathna and others were also present.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,TIRUPATI