PADMAVATHI PARINAYAM OFF TO A COLOURFUL START IN SWARNIMA MANDAPAM
Tirumala, 15 May 2016: The three-day annual religious event of Salakatla Padmavathi Parinayotsavam off to a colourful start in the finely decked “Swarnima Mandapam” at Narayanagiri Gardens in Tirumala on Sunday evening.
The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy was taken to the Narayanagiri Gardens on Gaja Vahana on the first day, while His two consorts adorned with special jewels followed Him to the tastefully decorated Narayanagiri Gardens on palanquins.
Traditional events which are usually performed during the Hindu weddings including Edurkolu, Pubantata etc. have been performed which has provided a feast to the eyes of thousands of pilgrims who converged in the gardens to witness the celestial fete.
On the other hand the glittering golden wedding hall concept – the “Swarnima Mandapam” set up to host the three day celestial wedding ceremony-Padmavathi Parinayotsavam amazed the pilgrims as it has added the extra glory to the festival.
TTD’s Dharma Prachara Parishad and Annamacharya Project organised cultural and devotional programmes in the gardens on this occasion. While the entire premises reverberated to the melodious notes with new range of advanced sound system set up by the Radio and Broadcasting department of TTD.
TTD Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, Parpathyedar Sri Doraswamy Naik and large number of devotees took part in this celestial event.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs TIRUPATI