TEMPLE CLEANSING FETE ON SEPTEMBER 27
Tirumala, 23 September 2016: In connection with the annual Srivari Brahmotsavams which is scheduled from October 3-11, the temple cleansing fete, Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be observed in Tirumala shrine on September 27.
It’s a traditional practice of this ancient temple to observe this unique fete four times in a year before Ugadi, Anivara Asthanam, Vaikuntha Ekadasi and annual Brahmotsavams.
A specific aromatic pasted prepared out of a mixture of sandalwood, kicchiligadda root, turmeric and other ingredients will be smeared on the walls, roofs, pillars etc. of the temple, which acts as a disinfectant also apart from its religious significance. This cleansing ceremony will take place between 6am to 11am in a big way.
TTD has cancelled Astadala Pada Padmaradhana owing to this festival on Tuesday. The pilgrim devotees will be allowed for sarva darshan from 12 noon onwards.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs,TIRUPATI