Tiruchanur, 27 July 2012 (P.R.O) One of the most important Hindu festivals, Varalakshmi Vratam has been celebrated with grandeur in the abode of Goddess Padmavathi Devi, Tiruchanoor on Friday.

Over five hundred couples took part in this mass Varalakshmi Vratam organised by TTD in Asthana Mandapam at temple town of Tiruchanoor.

The priests recited Varalakshmi Astottaram and performed the Vratam by chanting the eight different forms of Goddess Lakshmi Devi including Sri (Wealth), Bhu (Earth), Sarasvati (learning), Priti (love), Kirti (Fame), Santi (Peace), Tushti(Pleasure) and Pushti(Strength) and sought Her blessings for the prosperity of humanity.

The mass vratam which started at 10am continued till 12pm on Friday and it was spectable for tens of thousands of eyes that converged to see the mightiness of one of the Consorts of Lord Venkateswara in dazzling jewels and colourful floral garlands and silk vastrams.

TTD Chairman Sri K Bapiraju, EO Sri LV Subramanyam, CVSO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar and others were also present. Later two Kankanams, Pasupu, Kumkuma, blouse and Uttariyam have been distributed to the couples who took part in the Vratam.

After the festival, both the chairman and EO released Suprabhatam and Thomala seva CDs which were recorded at the model Tirumala temple located near Alipiri.

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