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Annual Vasanthotsavam begins at Tirumala temple on Sunday

Vasanthotsavam is being performed since days of Vijayanagar King Achyutaraya

TIRUMALA, APRIL 21, 2024: As part of the Agama traditions, the three-day annual Vasanthotsavam festival took off to a colourful start on Sunday at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara Swamy in Tirumala.

As part of the spring festival, the processional deities of Lord Malayappa swamy along with His two divine consorts were taken out in a grand procession to the venue–Vasanthotsava mandapam situated on the south-west corner of the temple. After the mandatory rituals, the priests ceremoniously performed ‘Snapana Thirumanjanam’ to the deities amidst the rhythmic chanting of hymns from the sacred texts.

As never before the mandapam was aesthetically decorated reminding one of a forest panorama with a picturesque landscape, artificial springs, waterfalls and the images of wild animals. Eminent designers and florists from Bengaluru and Chennai were specially commissioned for the embellishment works of the mandapam.

Immense significance is attached to the festival which is performed for three days from Trayodasi to Pournami in the month of Chaitra every year.

TTD Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy and others participated in the holy event. The holy event is being observed in Srivari temple since the days of Vijayanagar King sri Achytaraya during Chaitra Suddha Pournami day every year for three days.

On the first two days Vasantotsavam will be performed for the utsava idols of Sri Malayappaswamy and His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi while on third day the utsava idols of Sri Sita Rama Lakshmana, Anjaneya and Rukmini Sameta Sri Krishna Swamy will also join.

The Srivari temple chief priests said on the second day of Vasantotsavam, the deities will be seated on divine Sarva Bhoopala vahanam and paraded on the mada streets of the temple streets.




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