PUSHPAYAGAM PERFORMED IN TIRUCHANOOR
Tiruchanur, Dec 8: After the completion of the nine-day religious ceremony of Karthika Brahmotsavams in the temple of Tiruchanoor, the Goddess Padmavathi Devi was rendered a colourful floral bath on Sunday.
The ceremonious pushpayagam has been performed with religious fervor with tonnes of varieties of colourful traditional flowers. This ceremony is usually performed after the completion of brahmotsavams to give a soothing and relaxed feel to Goddess who blessed the pilgrims on 16 different vahanams along the four mada streets during the nine days.
The ceremony which lasted for about three hours sunday evening. The floral bath consisted of 18tonnes of flowers and variieties of aroma grass including chamanti, sampangi, vrukshi, ganneru, roses, lillies, lillium, kanakambaram, lotus, mogali, manu sampangi, tulsi, maruvam, davanam, bilwam, kadiripaccha and panner leaves.
The beauty of Goddess enhanced with the floral tribute. The Goddess seated on the bed of these flowers enchanted the pilgrims.
Earlier in the noon, the procession of flowers under the supervision of Deputy Director of Garden Department of TTD, Sri Srinivas took place from Asthana Mandapam to the temple.
TTD Chairman Sri K Bapi Raju, TTD EO Sri MG Gopal, JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Bhaskar Reddy, AEO Smt Nagarathna, VGO Sri Hanumanthu and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI