Tirurmala, 25 August 2015: After establishing the Pavitra Pratishtha in a religious way on the first day of Pavithrotsavam, the presiding and processional deities were offered with Pavitralu on second day in Tirumala temple on Wednesday.

The day two of Pavitrotsavams commenced with Snapana Tirumanjanam performed to processional deities in Sampangi Prakaram followed by the Pavitra Samarpana where special puja was performed to the silk woven holy threads called “Pavithralu” which are the sanctified threads. The unique feature about these threads are that they have five colours which are Black, Blue, Red, Yellow and Green.

These “Pavitralu” were tied around the head, neck, waist etc of Lord before taken for the procession. They are also tied to various deities inside the temple as well as deities of sub-temples located inside the prakaram including Ananda Nilaya Vimana Venkateswara Swamy, Yoga Narasimha Swamy etc. and also to Lord Sri Bhuvarhaswamy located adjacent to Swami Pushkarini.

These holy silk threads are woven out of a special variety of high quality cotton which is grown exclusively in the land that is meant to grow Tulasi plant which is considered to be sacred for Hindus.

Later in the evening the processional deities were taken out for a pleasure ride around four mada streets.

Meanwhile TTD has cancelled Sahasra Kalasabhishekam, Kalyanotsavam, Dolotsavam, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva in connection with this annual festival.

TTD Board Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri G Nagendra Kumar and other officials took part in this celestial fete.