Srinivasa Mangapuram, Oct 30: The three-day annual ‘Pavitrotsavam’ at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Srinivasa Mangapuram got off to a spiritual start on Wednesday.
Temple priests conducted ‘homam’ in the specially prepared ‘yagasala’ and performed ‘Snapana Tirumanajanam’, later in the evening to the processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi amidst chanting of verses from the scriptures.
The objective behind performing ‘Pavitrotsavam’ every year in the temples is to seek the pardon of the deity for any act of commission and omission committed inadvertently by the priests, by the temple authorities or by the visiting pilgrims and restore the purity in its original pristine form.
DyEO Smt Sarada, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, Temple Staff and others took part in this festival.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI