GODA MALAS FROM SRIVILLIPUTTUR TO BE ADORNED TO LORD ON G-DAY
• Goda mala received by HH Pedda Jeeyar for presenting to Srivari Temple on Garuda seva Day
• Malas brought from Srivalliputhur
Tirumala, 6 October 2016: The holy and sacred garlands (malas), popularly known as Goda Devi malas from Srivalliputhur made of tulasi, sevanthi and sampangi flowers along with a leaves made Parrot reached Tirumala for the presentation to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara on Garuda Seva day.
ANDAL AND SHIKHAMANI MALAS BY TWO FAMILIES
The two garlands also known as Andal Mala and Shikamani Malas kept in big baskets were offered by two families of flower makers of Srivalliputhur, 650 kms from Tirupati and were accompanied by around 50 devotees in several vehicles carying the garlands on their heads.
Legend say that the malas were first worn by Goda Devi, daughter of a priest of Sri Rangamannar temple in Srivalliputhur and offered to the the deity Sri Ranganatha. When admonished and stopped the deity had refused to accept the garlands before it was worn by Goda Devi.
According to the holy seer duo, Pedda Jeeyar swamy and Chinna Jiyar Swamy of Tirumala, the Malas (garland)were a part of the holy dictum to present the Godadevi malas for the Brahmotsavam on the prestigious and most auspicious day on Garuda seva.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao and others took part.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs,TIRUPATI