“MAGIC CARPET” CHARMS PILGRIMS
TTD INTRODUCES COUNTRY’S FIRST 3D MOTION PICTURE TECHNIQUE
TIRUMALA, 15 October 2015: The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has made yet another impacting achievement by introducing “Magic Carpet” concept, in 3D Motion capture technique during Navaratri brahmotsavams as a special attraction, the first ever in the country by any religious organisation.
Pilgrims especially the children are experiencing chill-thrill walking on the “Magic Carpet” arranged by the garden wing of TTD which is remaining as a special attraction during the nine-day mega religious event. Sri Dilip Takkar from Maharastra, Sri Vidyavathi Balachandran from Namakkal, Sri Srikanth Verma from Hyderabad expressed their views on the new concept.
Sri Takkar, who is on his maiden visit to Tirumala along with his family, expressed his immense pleasure at the arrangements. “Our children have been enjoying the illumination works, floral dioramas and especially this “Wonder Carpet” technique. It’s really a zing thing for kids. Our visit to Tirumala was great as we had darshan in an hour, had the Vahana Seva and the grandeur of arrangements is truly amazing”, he expressed.
“Our kids, Sharmila and Tanuja have enjoyed this 3D wonder. They walked, jumped, danced and ran over the carpet and felt the thrill. Really an innovative concept by TTD and praiseworthy”, Smt Vidyavathi added.
Event Managers and interior decoration experts for fairs, festivals, wedding and huge expos, Sri Pratap Kumar and Sri Jai Kumar duo of “Neenga Keettavai” a designer company, from Tamil Nadu, conceptualized this technique after their recent visit to China. “We had been to China and we had seen this technique during a traditional fair.
Being ardent devotees of Lord Venkateswara, we thought of introducing the same method during annual event. And our concept came out very well than what we had seen in China. In our country, only in a couple of movies (Kochadayan and Rudrama Devi) this technique was used. We are happy that pilgrims of all ages are enjoying this “Interactive Magic Carpet with Motion Capture technique in 3D which is possible through remote sensors arranged to the cameras”, they maintained.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of TTD Garden department, Sri Srinivasulu said, “Over the directive of TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao who instructed to plan for something innovative and new, we have planned this Interactive Magic Carpet and it has been arranged by them free of cost. “The pilgrims can feel the thrill of walking on moving bed of rose petals, sunflower gardens, and underwater currents with different fish moving across. Since this is entirely new, the pilgrim rush is thronging to witness the motion picture”, he maintained.
Apart from this new concept, the sand art of Holy Cow feeding Lord Venkateswara in Ant Hill-the episode taken from Venkateswara Mahatyam, Brihannala-Lakshmana Kumara from Virata Parvam of Mahabharata, Ghatotkacha and Veerabhimanyu, Dwarakanath temple on the river bed of Goutami, Bala Hanuman are also attracting pilgrims to a great extent.
About 150 Florists from Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata worked for 15 days and nights on different concepts in floral exhibition and brought out some of the interesting concepts.
JEO VISITS GARDEN EXPO
Meanwhile in the evening Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju paved a visit to garden expo and complimented the Deputy Director of Garden Wing Sri Srinivasulu for the innovative 3D motion carpet concept.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI