Vasanthotsavam at Tirumala
The annual Vasanthotsavams at the Sri Venkateswara Temple was held here today.
The processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy and his consorts were taken round in procession and brought to Vasanta Mandapam.
At Vasanta Mandapam, 'Snapana Thirumanjanam' (Holy Bath) was performed to the deities from 1400 to 1600 hrs amidst chanting of vedic hymns and later they were brought back to temple.
In view of 'Vasanthotsavam,' TTD cancelled Kalyanotsavam, Dolotsavam(Ujal Seva), Arjitha Brahmotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary PK Mohanty and TTD Executive Officer MG Gopal and among others were present on the occasion.
The Annual Festival of Vasanthotsavams is performed for three days every year --Trayodasi, Chaturdasi and Pournami-- in 'Chaitra Masam' (March/April Month).
Dr PD Patil of Pune came forward to donate for the beautiful decorations for 'Salakatla Vasanthotsavams' this year at a cost of Rs 6.5 lakh.
(Posted on 12-04-2014)