Tirupati, 18 February 2016: The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) under the instructions of TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao is making innovative initiatives during every Pournami Garuda Seva at Tirumala and this time it is the Nagara Sankeertana by Bhajana Mela troupes that is going to be special attraction.

A review meeting in this regard was held in his chambers by TTD Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar in TTD administrative building on Thursday evening. He said the Pournami Garuda Seva is slated for February 22, and over 100 Bhajan Mela troupes with over 2000 members which are hailing from Guntur and Krishna Districts will take part in this religious fete at Tirumala”.

“Initially the procession will start from Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple in Tirupati on the same day morning at 5am. These bhajan troupes will trek the Alipiri footpath and later assemble for the meeting at Asthana Mandapam in the evening between 3pm and 6pm. Later they will take part in the Magha Pournami Garuda Seva which is between 7pm and 9pm”, he added.

Adding further he said, In Tirupati, on February 21 there will be a meeting with Bhajan Troupes in TTD Govinda Raja Swamy Chowltry by the top brass authorities of TTD at 10am. On the same day evening the troupes will perform Nagara Sankeertana in Tiruchanoor.

He has instructed the HDPP, reception, vigilance and engineering wings to make necessary arrangements in this regard.

It may be mentioned here that during last month, TTD has organised Visesha Veda Parayanam on January 24 in a big way with over 1500 Vedic Scholars who are the beneficiaries under TTD’s Veda Parayanam Scheme which won accolades across the country. This month, the Nagara Sankeertana by Bhajana Mela troupes will play an added attraction to the Garuda Vahana Seva.

HDPP Secretary Sri Prayaga Ramakrishna, SE3 Sri Sudhakar Rao, Additional CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy Spl Gr DyEO Smt Chenchu Lakshmi, DyEO Smt Sarada and other officers were also present.