SRINIVASA KALYANAM CAPTIVATES DENIZENS OF Mumbai
Mumbai 28 Jan 2012(P.R.O ) The Capital city of Maharastra has been captivated by the charm of the celestial wedding of the deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy (Lord Venkateswara) with His two Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi on Saturday evening.
Among the series of Srinivasa Kalyanams performed by TTD in the state of Maharastra, Mumbai witnessed the 106th Kalyanam. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams with an aim to widespread the Hindu Sanathana Dharma has planned this “Divine Wedding” outside the Tirumala temple not only in the state of Andhra Pradesh but in all major cities across the country. The “Srinivasa Kalyanams” not alone spread bhakti in nook and corner of the country but also promoted spiritual values in masses especially among the youth.
The team of archakas headed by Agama scholar Sri Sundaravandanacharaya and Vadiyar Pundit Sri Kadiri Venkatacharya performed the celestial marriage which began with Vishwaksena Aradhana by 6.30pm followed by Punyahavachanam, Ankurarpana, Kanakana Dharana, Agni Pratistha, Mahajana Sankalpam and later the deities are adorned with silk vastrams. This ritual was followed by Kanayadanam and finally the much awaited moment Mangalya Dharana ceremony.
The glory of the divine wedding enhanced with the devotional music songs rendered by TTD’s Annamacharya Project artistes and local devotional bhajan artistes. The grand celestial wedding came to an end with Nakshatra Harati followed by Kumbha Harati and Maha Aradhana.
Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, TTDs, The Mumbai local advisory committee member Smt Geetha Kasturi, local philanthropists Sri Avinash Bhonsle of ABIL Group, Sri Ravindra Shinde of Sri Mahalakshmi Infra Projects Pvt.Ltd., members from Soma Group, Sri Prabhakar and his family were also present.
The Celestial marriage has provided a grand spectacle to the eyes of thousands of devotees who converged to witness the colourful wedding ceremony of “Mighty Lord Venkateswara” and sanctified their lives.