PROCESSION OF ANDAL MALA IN TIRUMALA ON OCT 8
Andal mala presented by H H Pedda Jeeyar of Tirumala Mutt
Tirumala , October 8 : The holy and sacred ritual of Andal Mala presentation to the Lord Venkateswara was performed in full vigor and piety at the Srivari Temple this evening.
The 80 year old His Holiness Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyangar,a descendent of Sri Ramananuja performed the ritual of carrying the Andal mala on his head from the mutt to the Srivari temple with assistance of five others and present it to the deity amid chanting of Vedas and recital of vedic hymns.
Speaking on this occassion the Pedda Jeeyar swamy said the Mala(garland)was part of the holy dictum of Sri Ramanauja to present the Godadevi malas for the Brahmotsavam and the prestigious Garuda seva day. ‘Lord Venkateswara will be adorned with the Andal mala, sare and two other holy items ‘presented by the Goda devi temple of Srivilliputtur ‘he said.
The garland and sare are both five yards and were brought from Srivilliputtur by a team of 20 persons accompanied by temple officials.
TTD Chairman Sri K.Bapi Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Temple Peishkar Sri R.Selvam and others took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI