Tirumala, 31 August 2014: The Maha Samprokashanam festival has been performed with religious fervor in the temple of Sri Anjneyaswami and Anjanadevi, located at Akasha Ganga Teertham, about 3 kms from Tirumala shrine of Lord Venkateswara and the darshan of the presiding deities made open for the pilgrim public by TTD Executive Officer Sri MG Gopal after the ritual on Sunday.

According to temple legendary, the holy waters from the Akasha Ganga were brought every day for Abhishekam and other rituals at the Srivari Temple at Tirumala. The ancient texts also mention that this location is also named as Anjanadri as it was here that Anjanadevi meditated and begot Anjaneya as her son .The temple of Anjanadevi and Anjaneya were renovated two years ago and Balalayam was also performed.

Meanwhile, the Maha Samprokshanam of this renovated temple was observed for three days starting from August 29 by TTD. On the first day, Vighneswara Puja, Mahaganapathi Homam and Ankurarpanam were performed. While on August 30, Yagashala Puja, Panchagavya Aradhana, Bimba Asta Dasha Kriyakalapam,and Nitya homam were observed in the morning and Bimba Pratisha and Asta Bandhana rituals were performed in the evening.

On Sunday, the ritual began at 8am with Kumbhabhisekham and later Vimana Shakala Maha Samprokshanam was performed later and the pilgrims are allowed for the darshan of Lord Anjaneya and Goddess Anjana Devi 12 noon onwards.

The temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTDs) renovated this temple at an estimated expenditure of Rs.22.5lakhs in stone carving masonry technique.

Sri V Krishna Reddy, the Dy E O Kalyanakatta, Sri G.V.Krishna Reddy-Executive Engineer-I and others were also present.