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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dhanurmasam Begins

As per the TTD Panchangam, Dhanurmasam begins by 3.24 AM on December 16th and ends on January 14th , 2008.

In view of Dhanurmasam, In place of Suprabhatham, Thiruppavai will be recited in the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara, Tirumala. The Veda Parayanadars will recite Vishnu Shahasranamam in the early mornings around four mada streets during these days.

Special programmes such as cultural programmes, religious discourses will be arranged at Asthanamandapam, Tirumala during Dhanurmasam by Dharma Prachara Parishad, TTDs.

Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavam Concludes with Panchami Theertham

The nine-day Brahmotsavam of goddess Padmavathi came to a grand close with `Chakra Snanam' performed at the Tiruchanur temple tank here on Tuesday.

The deity of Padmavathi was given a celestial bath on the banks of the tank `Padma Sarovaram', with water mixed with turmeric, sandal and other aromatic products. According to mythology, the goddess was born in a lotus flower in this very tank on `Kartheeka Panchami' day as per the almanac and hence the festival is called locally `Panchami Theertham'.

Earlier, priests carried `Saarey' (a collection of a silk saree, turmeric, kumkum, bangles etc.) on elephant-back all the way from Tirumala temple to Tiruchanur. It is considered a birthday gift from Lord Venkateswara to His consort.

Later, the deity of `Sudarsana Chakra' (sacred discus) was taken in a procession and given a holy dip in the Pushkarini amid chanting of hymns and to the beat of traditional percussion instruments.

Sri Sri Sri Swaroopananda Swamy of Sarada Peetam, Vizag, TTD Chairman D.Audikesavalu, Executive Officer K.V.Ramanachary, TTD Board Members Smt. Indira Reddy, Sri Alluru Subramanyam, Sri Kale Yadaiah, Dr. Anjaiah, Sri Ch. Sathyanarayana, TTD JEO Sri Seshadhri, TTD Spl Officer Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, , F.A&C.A.O Smt. Anitha Shah Akella, C.V&S.O Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, Temple DyE.O Sri ChengalrayuluDist Supdt of Police Sri Laxmi Reddy also took a dip.

Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavam- Rathotsavam

Thousands of devotees participated in the `Rathothsavam' as part of the annual Kartheeka Brahmotsavams at the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur on Monday.

They enthusiastically dragged the flower-decked wooden chariot, with the presiding deity, Goddess Padmavathi, seated in it, through the four Mada streets around the Pushkarini (temple tank). Earlier, at 5.30 a.m. the priests performed the sacrificial rituals to the chariot and brought out the deity in a procession to the `Ratha Mandapam,' the starting point of the chariot-ride.

`Ratharohanam,' the process of seating the deity on the chariot was performed in the auspicious hours of `Tula Lagnam.' At 7.15 a.m., the officials signalled to the devotees to start pulling the huge rope connected to the chariot, and the gigantic vehicle slowly started rolling down the streets.

TTD Trust Board Chairman Sri D.K.Audikesavaulu, TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Joint Executive Officer Sri V.Seshadhri, Chief Engineer Sri VSB Koteswara Rao, C.V&S.O Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, Addl C.V&S.O Sri Sivakumar Reddy, S.E Sri Ramesh Reddy, Temple DyE.O Sri Chengalrayulu were among those who led the chariot from the front.

Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavam- Gaja Vahanam

Processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi taken out in procession on Gaja Vahanam on 5th day of ongoing Annual Kartheeka Brahmotsavam at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur on Friday evening.

Padmavathi Ammavari Brahmotsavam- Simha Vahanam

Padmavathi Ammavari Brahmotsavam- Simha Vahanam

Padmavathi Ammavari Brahmotsavam- Muthyapupandiri Vahanam

Processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi is taken out in procession on Muthyapupandiri Vahanam on the third day of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Annual Kartheek Brahmotsavam in Tiruchanur on Wednesday.

Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavam Begins

`Dwajarohanam' was performed on Monday Nov 24,2008 in the famous temple of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, signalling the commencement of the nine-day annual `Brahmotsavam' of Goddess Padmavathi.

The sacred yellow cloth flag with the imprint of Gaja , the celestial carrier of Goddess Padmavathi, was hoisted atop the golden flag post, `Dwajasthambham,' situated inside the temple complex at the auspicious `Vrushika lagnam' between 9.05am to 9.20 am. amidst the traditional recitation of Vedic hymns by temple priests.

TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary, TTD Board Members Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, TTD Joint Executive Officer Sri V.Seshadhri, SplGr DyEO Sri Chengalrayulu and devotees witnessed the celestial function.

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Brahmotsavam- Ankurarpanam

Conduct of Laksha Kumkuma Archana

Temple Priests of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple performing Laksha Kumkuma Archana in Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanur on Sunday as part of Kartheeka Brahmotsavam.

Release of Wall Postser of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavam

Sri D.K.Audikesavulu, Chairman TTDs on Tuesday evening has released the Wall posters, Programme book lets of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Kartheeka Brahmotsavams at the temple in Tiruchanur.

Speaking with media the chairman said that the TTD has made a golden chariot for Goddess Padmavathi will be taken out in procession around four mada streets. The cost of the Chariot is 3 crores, 23 kgs gold and 1050 copper is used for this chariot. For the first time this golden chariot is going to use in the Brahmotsavams.

The Chairman offered pujas to the Aswa Vahanam of Goddess Padmavathi Ammavaru in the temple donated by Sri M.Venkataramana, MLA. The cost of the Vahanam is Rs. 20.5 lakhs. 2kgs of Gold is used for the Vahanam. Later the Chairman explained the media about the facilities to be provided to the pilgrims during Brahmotsavams.

Sri K.V.Ramanachary, E.O TTDs, Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, TTD Board Member, Sri M.Venkataramana M.L.A, Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, C.V&S.O, Smt. Anitha Shah Akella, F.A&C.A.O, Sri V.Chengalrayulu, Spl Gr. DyE.O, Sri PAT and others have participated.

E.O inspections in Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

The Ongoing works for Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Brahmotsavams at Tiruchanoor have to be completed within a couple of days told Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on Saturday. He inspected the works at Tiruchanoor along with the Officials.

He asked the Chief Engineer to arrange parking places at the entrance of Tiruchanoor and at Pudi Road for the convenience of devotees. He asked the Deputy Suptd Police to pay special attention for security arrangements. Engineering works such as laying of roads, drains, repair works to the Vahana mandapam, formation of ‘Q’ lines in necessary areas should be finished with in short time he ordered the S.E. As the number of pilgrims visit the temple during Brahmotsavams, the Health Department of TTD as well as Grama panchayath has to take necessary steps to keep the environs clean and hygienic he added.

He further informed the DPP Officials that Cultural activities should be qualitative in Asthanamandapam. Nearly 50,000 pilgrims would be provided Anna prasadam at Thollappa Gardens on panchami theertham. He asked the Annadanam Department to make the arrangements accordingly.

While speaking with media, he informed that in view of Kartheeka Brahmotsavams Dwajarohanam will be on November-24, Simhavahanam on Novmber-26, Gajavahanam on November-28, Garuda Vahanam on November-29, Rathothsavam on December-1 and Pachami Theertham on December-2. He further informed that all the arrangements for the ensuing Kartheeka Brahmotsavams will be completed with in couple days he added.

Chief Engineer Sri VSB Koteswara Rao, Addl CV & So Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Estate Officer Sri Ramachandra Reddy, SE Sri Ramesh Reddy, Local Temple Dy.EO (Sri PAT) Sri V.Chenglrayulu, and others have participated in the inspection.

Padya Dhara competions held at Mahathi

By recitation of poems one can get individuality, power of recollection told Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, TTDs.

The Education wing of TTD has organized padyadhara Competitions (Recitation of Poems) to the students of 1st to 7 th class studying in various schools in Tirupati. The prize distribution programme is arranged in mahathi on November 14. While addressing huge gathering of students, Sri Ramanachary said that the parents have to encourage the children to pay more attention on the mother tongue and its importance. He also announced that next year this competition will be conducted in state level.

Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Member of TTD Trust Board has requested the parents as well as the teachers to teach the children values in the society there by they can learn to live and face any problem in the society.

Later Sri Ramanachary, Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy have presented Gold, Silver Dollars to the winners of Padyadhara competitions.

The details of winners are as follows:

  1. Kum. Revathi, S.V.Elementary School , Tml – 1 st Prize (125 poems), 8gms Gold dollor, Rs.625 cash award, Books and certificate.
  2. Kum. Pujasree, Prasanthi Eng.Medium School, Tirupati – 2 nd prize, 5gms Gold Dollor, Rs. 520 cas award, Books and certificate.
  3. Kum. Yamini, Vinayaka Vidyalayam, Tirupati – 3 rd Prize, 2gms Gold Dollor, Rs. 525 cash award, Books and certificate.

Similarly 10 students have received 10gms Silver Dollors, Cash awards, Books and Certificates as consolation prizes.

Sri Subramanyam, DGM, State Bank Of India, Sri Surya Kumar, Branch Manager, State Bank of India , Sri Saila Kumar, Chief Editor TTDs and others have participated.

Donation of Golden Kati and Vaikuntam Hastam to the Lord of Seven Hills

Sri Pratap.C. Reddy of Apollo Hospital, Chennai has donated Rs. 80 lakhs worth Golden KATI, VAIKUNTA HASTHAMS weighing approx 5.6kgs to the Lord of Seven Hills. He has handed the gift to the TTD Spl Officer Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy inside Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on Thursday night.


Sri Vari Annual Pushpa Yagam

The annual Pushpa Yaga Mahotsavam performed in the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara on Nov 6. Snapana Tirumanjanam by 9am to 11am, Pushpa Yagam by 1pm to 5pm conducted in the Sampangi Prakaram. In the evening by 6.30pm after the completion of Sahasra Deepalankara Seva, the lord Malayappa Swamy along with His consorts taken out in to procession around four mada streets.

In view of this Pushpa Yaga Mahotsavam on Nov 6, arjitha sevas such as Thomala, Archana, Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Brahmotsavam, and Vasanthotsavam besides Nijapada Sevas are cancelled.

Earlier, by 12 noon on the same day a procession was arranged by the Garden department with many kinds of flowers such as Thulasi, Maruvam, Dhavaram, Bilwam, Kadiri Pachki, Chamanthi, Sampenga, Rose, Lilly, Ganneru, Molla etc. The total flowers used in the utsavam are nearly 6 tonnes. Later the E.O TTDs has felicitated Sri Srinivas, Garden Supdt in Sri Vari Temple.

According to the Agama Sastras as well as Sri Venkatachala Mahatyam, people, Kings were used to conduct Pushpa Yaga Mahotsavam to the Lord, to save from Earthquake, cyclone, dangerous diseases etc. problems. Sri Thallapala Annamaiah also sang on Sri Vari Pushpa Yagam in 15 century. By unknown reasons, the performance of this utsavam was stopped in the temple years back. This utsavam was again started in the temple on Nov 14 1980. Since then it has been continuously conducted to the lord with religious ferver amidst Vedic hymns in the temple.

TTD Chairman Sri D.K.Audikesavulu Naidu, TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary, TTD Board Members Sri Alluru Subramanyam, Sri Kale Yadaiah, Smt. Indira Reddy, TTD Joint Executive Officer Sri V.Seshadhri, Spl Officer Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Temple DyE.O Sri Siddiah and devotees took part.

Kalyanamasthu held with Pomp and Gaiety

After conducting 'Kalyanamastu', the mass marriage programme across the State thrice successfully, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management conducted the fourth phase of mass marriages programme across Andhra Pradesh on the auspicious sumurtham between 10.55 hours and 11.10 hours in the Dhanur Langnam today.

The programme performed at 294 constituencies at various TTD kalayanamandapams and prominent Hindu temples in a traditional manner by the priests simultaneously and scores of grooms tied the yellow scared thread around the neck of their respective brides when Mangalya dharna was performed in the auspicious hours of Dhanur Langnam across the state.

The Kalyanamasthu programme is a historic event in the country told Sri N.D.Tiwari, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. He has attended the 4 th phase of Kalyanamasthu programme at Lalitha Kala Thoranam in Hyderabad on November 2. Speaking on this occasion he said that marriage is a very solemn event, particular this mass marriage he added. He blessed all the 120 couples.

Sri Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has blessed the couples. He said that’ I pray Lord Venkateswara Swamy to bless the couples with such, santhi and samruddi.

The yellow thread, `mettelu' and `kankanaalu' were kept at the feet of the deity of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala and Goddess Padmavathi at Tiruchanur temple before being dispatched to the venues across the state for the mega event. Sri vari dharshanam will be provided on free through cellar ticket to the newly couples along with their both parents.

Sri D.Srinivas, PCC President, Hon’ble Ministers Sri Rosaiah, Sri Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy, Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP President, Hon’ble Judges, MLA’s, MP’s, MLC’s, large number of relatives of Brides and Bridegrooms have attended.

Sri D.K.Audikesavulu Naidu, Chairman TTDs, Sri K.V.Ramanachary, E.O TTDs, Sri Ramesh Reddy, S.E TTDs, Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, C.V&S.O TTDs have supervised the entire programme. Later delicious meals is arranged for all.


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