VENKANNA IN MOHINI AVATAR RECEIVES PUSHKARA HARATHI
Vijayawada, 16 August 2016: Lord Venkateswara is blessing the devotees at holy Krishna Pushkaram on a different robes every day. Today he appeared in Mohini avatar to receive the Pushkara Harati at the Padmavati ghat in the evening.
The glittering and colorful procession of utsava idol of Sri Malayappa swamy from the model Srivari Temple was received with full honors at the Padmavati ghat by the vedic pundits who offered the harati to the deity.
Pushkara harati is a glittering event that has caught the imagination of the pilgrims. The ritual performed on the lines of Ganga Harati and Godavari harati is a spectacular ceremony with handful of colorfully dressed priests presenting harati to the Krishnamma Goddess at one of the main ghats at Vijayawada along the Krishna river.
LEGEND OF PUSHKARA HARATHI
Presenting harati to river goddess is an age old Hindu ritual performed from bygone days. It is an act to please the Goddess to shower prosperity and health on the towns,villages and people she transcends across her journey across India.The AP government had pursued the Harati culture on the same lines of Ganga Harati at Varanasi and had presented the spectacular Godavari Harati last year at Rajahmundry. The Harati is colorfully choreographed and presented with rich colors and glittering performance by the priests.
Later the deity of Malayappa swamy was taken back to model srivari temple where the prestigious seva of Unjal seva was performed in a grand manner enthralling the Pushkara devotees.
Prominent among those who participated in the event were TTD Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, SE Sri Sudhakar Rai and OSD Sri Dollar Seshadri.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, CAMPING FROM VIJAYAWADA