KOIL ALWAR TIRUMANJANAM PERFORMED IN SRIVARI TEMPLE
TIRUMALA, 7 January 2014: Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam’ was performed on Tuesday at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara amidst religious fervour in connection with the Vaikunta Ekadasi as a prelude scheduled for Jan 11.
Koil Alwar means ‘Holy Shrine’. The main purpose of performing koil Tirumanjanam
This ceremony performed strictly as per the agamas is conducted four times in a year i.e before Ugadi, before Anivara Asthanam,before Vaikunta Eakadasi, before Annual Brahmotsavam.
TTD EO Sri M.G.Gopal, JEOs Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Sri Pola Bhaskar, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri R.Selvam and employees took part in the mass cleansing temple festival which lasted from 6am to 10am.
Later the sarva dashan assumed for pilgrims after 11am. While the cleansing process was underway, the statues including the moolvirat of Lord Venkateswara, Yoganarasimha Swamy, Varadaraja Swamy etc. have been completely closed with white cloth. After the Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam
Following this festival, TTD has cancelled Asta Dala Pada Padmaradhana seva in Sri Vari Temple on Tuesday.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI