PAVITHROTSAVAMS PERFORMED IN RISHIKESH TEMPLE
RISHIKESH, OCT 19: The annual ritual of pavitrotsavams has been performed with religious fervour in Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple at Rishikesh Andhrashramam on Thursday and Friday.
This annual purification festival is usually performed to get rid of the evil that might have been caused due to commissions and ommisions in the performance of various rituals performed all through the year. Pavithra garlands are prepared out colour woven silk threads which will be adorned to the presiding and utsava deiteis by the priests.
The ritual began with ankurarpanam on first day followed by vedic programmes like Mritsangrahanam, Senadhipathivari utsavam, Pranapratistha etc. On Friday after preforming homam, Snapana Tirumanjanam, Pavitra pratistha, Samarpana have been performed and the ritual completed with Purnahuti on the same day night.
Special Grade Dy EO (General) Smt Chenchu Lakshmi, AEO Sri Chiranjeevulu, other staff members, large number of devotees took part in this celestial and traditional ritual.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI