JEO REVIEWS ON SURYAJAYANTHI ARRANGEMENTS
RADHASAPTHAMI ON FEB 3
TTD CANCELS PRIVILEGE DARSHANS ON THAT DAY
TIRUMALA, 23 Jan. 17: As the annual festival of Suryajayanthi is scheduled on February 3, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju reviewed on the arrangements by various departments. The review meeting with the HODs took place at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Monday.
The JEO directed the various heads including Annaprasadam, Temple, Vigilance, Health, PR, SVBC, Garden, Engineering and Forest departments to make elaborate arrangements for this one day festival which is also known as Radhasapthami or “Mini Brahmotsavam” as the Lord takes celestial ride on seven vahanams on a single day starting from dawn till night.
The JEO instructed the engineering officials to set up barricades and necessary arrangements in the galleries in view of the heavy pilgrim rush which is expected for this one day mega event of Lord Venkateswara.
He also instructed vigilance sleuths to make elaborate security arrangements along with Police to see that no untoward incident takes place during the time of vahanams procession as well during Chakrasnanam in Swamy Pushkarini. He also directed the vigilance officials to take the assistance of Srivari Sevakulu, Scouts and also the students of Veda Pathashala(For Vaidika Haram) to maintain the pilgrim crowd.
The Tirumala JEO later directed the Annadanam and Health officials to supply annaprasadams and water continuously to the pilgrims waiting in the galleries.
He has instructed the Garden officer to set up pandals and colourful floral displays in the mada-streets and other vital points to give a festive look to the event and instructed the electrical wing to make necessary arrangements for the event.
Meanwhile TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas and privileged darshans including aged and physically handicapped, parents with infants etc. on February 3 following Radhasapthami.
SE II Sri Ramachandra Reddy, DyEO Sri Kodanda Rama Rao, Tirumala DSP Sri Muniramaiah, VGO Sri Ravindra Reddy and other officials were also present.
SCHEDULE OF VAHANAMS ON RADHASAPTHAMI
Surya Prabha Vahanam- between 5.30am to 8am with the auspicious muhurat of sunrise fixed at6:44am
Chinna Sesha (9am to 10am)
Garuda Vahanam (11am to 12 noon)
Hanumantha Vahanam (1pm to 2pm)
Chakrasnanam (2pm to 3pm)
Kalpavriksha Vahanam(4pm to 5pm)
Sarvabhoopala Vahanam(6pm to 7pm)
Chandra Praha Vahanam(8pm to 9pm)
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI