VAIKUNTHA TRAYODASI OBSERVED IN KRT
Tirupati, 23 December 2015: Usually all srivaishnavaite temples observe Vaikuntha ekadasi and dwadasi in a big way but for Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple Vaikuntha Trayodasi is equally important. This feet was observed with religious fervour on Wednesday in Tirupati by temple authorities.
Famous by name Gangundram Mandapa Utsavam this festival emerged in 1993 when Smt.S.V.Pushpavalli of Tirupathi has donated an amount of Rs.10000/- during that year as Trust Fund in memory of her husband late S.V.Bhasyam towards performance of Utsavam to sri Kodandarama Swamy varu at Sri Kodandaramaswamy vari temple, Tirupathi follwed by proceession of seetha lakshamana sametha sri kodandaramaswamy utsava deities to Gangundramandapam. Accordingly the utsavam is being conducted every year on the day of Throyodasi which comes after Vaikunta dwadasi since 1993.As such today Trust fund utsavam has been performed at Gangundra Mandapam at 9-45am by procession via Theertakatta street, Gandhi Road and China Bazaar street. Many devotees have attended the function.
Superintendent Sri Umamaheswar Reddy, temple inspector Sri Murali Krishna and others were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI