The Pushkar Yatra Vehicle which is meant to carry the sacred puja items and Sare to Krishna Venamma for the Krishna Pushkarams in Vijayawada beginning from August 12, has been flagged off in a ceremonial manner here today. TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy and TTD Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao took part in this spiritual fete.
Earlier the sacred material were placed at the holy feet of Lord Venkateswara and later carried up to Vaibhava Utsavam Mandapam where the material will be transported to Vijayawada in a shobha Yatra. Speaking on the occasion , TTD Chairman said, TTD is all set for the big river fete which is scheduled from August 12-23. "This sacred sare will reach the PWD grounds where the replica temple of Lord Venkateswara has been set up by TTD a day before the opening of the temple on August 7.
TTD has also made elaborate Annaprasadam arrangements for the 12 day festival where in over one lakh devotees will be served, he added. The EO said, the Pushkar Yatra Vehicle which is flagged from Tirumala will reach Vijayawada PWD grounds covering the temple towns of Tiruchanoor, Vontimitta, Mahanandi, Srisailam, Mangalagiri and Amaravathi.