TEMPLE CLEANSING FETE ON DEC 1 IN TIRUCHANOOR
Tirupati, 27 November 2015: In connection with annual Brahmotsavams of Goddess Padmavathi Devi in Tiruchanoor which is slated to start with Ankurarpanam on December 7, the temple cleansing fete-Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be performed on December 1.
Koil Tirumanjanam is purification ceremony of sanctum santorum and temple premises. During the ceremony all the deities and other articles are removed from santum santorum and cleansed while the “Mula Virat” is covered with a water-proof covering.
The entire Garbha Griham, including floors, ceilings and walls, sub-shrines inside the sanctum, puja articles are cleaned with water and Tirumanjanam which is a composition of camphor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric Kicchili Gadda (a root vegetable) etc. is smeared, which acts as a disinfectant.
The covering of the main deity is then removed and the deities, deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Special pujas and Naivedyams are then offered to the presiding deity.
This fete will take place between 6am to 9am and the devotees will be allowed for darshan only after 9:30am on This day.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI