PADMAVATHI PARINAYOTSAVAM OFF TO A COLOURFUL START IN TIRUMALA
Tirumalai 30 April 2012(P.R.O ) The three-day annual Salakatla Padmavathi Parinayotsavam off to a colourful start at Narayanagiri Gardens in Tirumala on Monday evening. TTD has cancelled arjitha sevas like arjitha brahmotsavam,Vasanthotsavam, Sahasra Deepalankara Seva from Monday to Wednesday following the festival.
The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy was taken to the Narayanagiri Gardens on Gaja Vahana on the first day, while His two consorts adorned with special jewels followed Him to the tastefully decorated Narayanagiri Gardens on palanquins.Traditional events which are usually performed during the Hindu weddings including welcoming each other(Edurkolu), throwingof floral balls by bride and bridegroom at each other (Pubantata) etc. have been performed which has provided a feast to the eyes of thousands of pilgrims who converged in the gardens to witness the celestial fete daring heavy down pour.
TTD’s Dharma Prachara Parishad and Annamacharya Project organised cultural and devotional programmes in the gardens on this occasion.
At the end of the celestial wedding fire crackers were burnt in the open area which stood as a special attraction for the entire programme.
Honourable Governor of AP Sri ESL Narasimhan, top brass officials of TTD including TTD EO Sri LV Subrahmanyam, JEO Sri Srinivasa Raju, TTD board member Sri C Muthyam Reddy, CVSO Sri Ashok Kumar and other officers, priests, large number of devotees took part in this religious ceremony.