PUSHPAYAGAM PERFORMED WITH SEVEN TONNES OF VARIOUS FLOWERS
FLORAL FESTIVAL ADDS GRANDEUR TO THE CELESTIAL CHARM OF LORD
GOVERNOR TAKES PART IN THE FETE
Tirumala, 18 Nov. 15: The annual Pushpa Yagam to Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy was performed with religious grandeur with over seven tonnes of flower as befitting tribute to the Universal Lord on Wednesday in Tirumala Shrine. Usually this celestial fete is performed after brahmotsavams in the month of Karthika (October/November).
Earlier during the day, after the second archana, second bell and naivedyam, the processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi on His either sides, was brought to Kalyana Mandapam located inside Sampangi prakaram. Later the ritwiks performed Snapana Tirumanjanam with milk, coconut water, curd, honey, turneric and sandal paste in a spiritual manner chanting Sri, Bhu, Purusha Suktams.
PROCESSION OF FLOWERS:
About seven tonnes of various traditional and ornamental flowers which are used in Pushpayagam were brought to the temple in a ceremonious procession from Garden department.
After the snapanam, the deities are decorated in new silk clothes and Pushpayagam was performed in a ceremonious way with 18 types of different varieties of flowers including lilies, chrysanthemum, Roses, Maruvam, Damanam etc. Each flower is offered for twenty times. The celestial fete completed till the deities were immersed in neck depth bed of flowers.
GOVERNOR TAKES PART:
Honourable Governor of AP and TS Sri ESL Narasimhan, took part in the floral festival on Wednesday which held between 1pm and 5pm. Other dignitaries who took part in this celestial fete included TTD Trust Board Chief Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, CVSO Sri Nagendra Kumar, Trust board members Sri AV Ramana, Dr Hari Prasad, Smt Suchitra Ella, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana and other officials, temple staff and Grihasta pilgrims.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI