PUSHPAYAGAM PERFORMED WITH RELIGIOUS ECSTASY
FLORAL FESTIVAL PROVIDES SOOTHING RELIEF FROM SCORCHING HEAT
TIRUPATI, 3 April 2016: The annual floral festival of Pushpayagam has been performed with religious fervour in the Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram on Sunday.
FLORAL BATH TO DEITIES: The utsava murthies seated on the special Mandapam after performing Snapana tirumanjanam were rendered special bath with tonnes of varieties of flowers on the religious occasion.
15th CENTURY FEST: The history of this festival dates back to 15th century and is reinstated by TTD in 1980. It is usually performed after annual Brahmotsavams of the respective temple as a “purification” ritual to the omissions and commissions performed either knowingly or unknowingly by the temple priests, authorities and even pilgrims.
TO APPEASE MOTHER NATURE:
This festival is also performed to appease Mother Nature from the natural calamities including droughts, floods, volcanic eruptions, epidemics and other disasters.
Over five tonnes of traditional and ornamental flowers have been used to offer floral bath to the deities.
Chief Election Commissioner Sri Bhanwar Lal, TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Venkataiah, AEO Sri Dhananjeyulu and other officers took part in this festival.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI