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Thursday, December 25, 2008

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.

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