Three Day Annual ABHIDEYAKA ABHISHEKAM begins at Tirumala
Tirumala, 23 Jun.10: The three-day annual `Abhideyaka abhishekam’ began at the Hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday.
As part of the festival, the usual `kavachams ‘ which are adorned to the sacred idols to protect them are removed once in a year during the festival and the celestial `abhishekam’ is performed at Sampangi Prakaram inside Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala.
The rare diamond-studded armour (Vajra Kavacham) will be adorned to the Processional Deity of Lord Malayappaswamy and His consorts on the first day. The deity will be taken in a procession around the temple on all three days. Five persons can take part in the ceremony on payment of Rs.2000.
Sri I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, TTD Executive Officer, Sri M.K.Singh, C.V&S.O, Temple DyE.O Sri Gopalakrishna, Temple Peishkar and devotees took part.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI