VISESHA POOJA ENTHRALLS VISAKHA DENIZENS
Vizag, 28 July 2014: The denizens of Vizag were caught by the divine charm of Lord Malayappa Swamy on Monday when He was rendered the Monday-special weekly ritual of Visesha Puja in the Swarna Bharathi Auditorium in Visakhapatnam.
Usually on every Monday this ritual is performed in the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala. On Monday after second bell the utsava vigraha is brought to the mantapa for ‘Chaturdasa kalasa visesha puja’ i.e. puja with 14 kalasas. After seeking the permission of Sri Malayappa Swami, ankurarpana and punyaha vachanam were rendered by archakas. As Panchasukatas-Sri,Bhu, Nila, Purusha and Narayana Suktas were recited, Tirumanjanam was performed to the utsava murtis.
Seven vessels out of fourteen vessels had gingerly oil, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Akshatas (holy grains of rice), Darbha and Panchagavya. The remaining seven vessels contained Sudhodaka(Pure Water).
Abhisheka Harati was offered to mark the culmination of the seva followed by purnahuti to herald the conclusion of the homa. Naivedya was offered to Lord. TTD officials took part in this seva.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI