THREE DAY ANNUAL ABHIDEYAKA ABHISHEKAM BEGINS
Tirumala, 12 June 2011(P.R.O) The three-day annual `Abhideyaka abhishekam’ began at the Hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Monday.
As part of the festival, the usual `kavachams ‘ which are adorned to the sacred idols to protect them are removed once in a year during the festival and the celestial `abhishekam’ is performed at Sampangi Prakaram inside Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala. The rare diamond-studded armour (Vajra Kavacham) will be adorned to the Processional Deity of Lord Malayappaswamy and His consorts on the first day. The deity will be taken in a procession around the temple on all three days. Five persons can take part in the ceremony on payment of Rs.2000.
Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, TTD Joint Executive Officer, C.V&S.O Sri M.K.Singh, Temple DyE.O Sri Munirathnam Reddy, Temple Peiskhars Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai, Sri Rama Murthy Reddy and devotees took part.