TTD GEARING UP FOR DOUBLE FEST ON FEB 10
Tirumala, 4 February 2017: Every day is a festive day in Tirumala. The temple town is gearing up to host couple of fests Ramakrishna Teertha Mukkoti and Pournami Garuda on February 10 after tasting the unprecedented success of Radhasapthami event of February 3.
According to Brahma Purana and Skanda Purana there are about 66 crores of holy teerthams (torrents) in the green cover of seshachala ranges. However these sacred teerthams are classified as Dharmaratiprada teerthams, Gnanaprada teerthams, Bhaktivairagyaprada teerthams and Muktiprada teerthams.
The Ramakrishna Teertham falls under the category of Mukti Prada Teertham. The salakatla Ramakrishna Teertha mukkoti is usually observed on the full moon day in the month of Makara (capricorn) is considered to be highly divine for holy dip. The people strongly believe that it will give them salvation and wipe off their sinful deeds. The TTD priests perform special abhishekam here on this auspicious day.
Pournami Garuda Seva:
In the evening of February 10, Pournami Garuda Seva will be observed in Tirumala. This is going to be the first one in the new calendar year. On this day, Lord Malayappa Swamy takes celestial on Garuda Vahanam between 7pm and 9pm in four mada streets of Tirumala.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs TIRUPATI