KOIL ALWAR TIRUMANJANAM PERFORMED IN SRI VARI TEMPLE
Tirumala, 03 Jan 2012(P.R.O) ` Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam ‘ was performed at Lord Venkateswara temple on Tuesday on the occasion of ensuing Sri Vari Annual Vaikunta Ekadasi.
Koil Alwar means ‘Holy Shrine’. The main purpose of performing koil Tirumanjanam is purification of sanctum santorum and temple premises. During the cermony all the murtis and other articles are removed from santum santorum and the mula murti is covered with water- proof covering. The entire garbhafriham, including floors, ceilings and walls are then cleaned and brushed well eith plenty of water. The whole place is then smeared with kunkum, champor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric etc. as disincecant. the covering of the main deity is then removed and the deities, deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Purificatory pujas and Naivedyams are the offered to the deity.
This ceremony performed strictly as per the agamas is conducted four times in a year i.e before Ugadi, before Anivara Asthanam,before Vaikunta Eakadasi, before Annual Brahmotsavam.
Sri K.Bapi Raju, Chairman TTDs, Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Joint Executive Officer, Sri P.Venkatarami Reddy, Joint Executive Officer (Tpt), Ms. Charu Sinha, DIG, Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai, Peishkar, devotees and employees took part.