ANKURARPANAM PERFORMED FOR ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAMS
TIRUMALA, OCT 4: Ankurarpanam’ ritual has been performed with religious fervour in the hill temple of Tirumala on Friday evening.
As a prelude to the annual salakatla brahmotsavams,Ankurarpanam or the “sacred seed sowing ritual” is performed at 7pm in Tirumala wherein nine types of holy seeds in earthen containers have been sowed in holy soil (Mrisangrahana). This ritual signifies the beginning of festival in the temple. This is followed by recital of vedic hymns.
Earlier the commander-in-chief of Lord Venkateswara, Sri Vishwaksena Swamy has been taken around the four mada streets in a grand procession. The celestial warrior has invited all the three crore deities to take part in the nine-day mega religious event of his Supremo Master.
Sri K.Bapi Raju, Chairman, TTDs, Sri M.G.Gopal, Executive Officer, Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Joint Executive Officer, Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, CV&SO, Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Addl CV&SO, Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, DyEO(Temple), Sri R.Selvam, Peishkar, Sri Ajay, Parpathyedar and others were present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI