It was a breathtaking sight for the devotees of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara at Srinivasa Mangapuram near here when the dazzling 'Lakshmi haram' was taken out in a procession to the temple.
The TTD management has made it a practice some four years ago not only to use the glittering jewels of Tirumala, but also to take them in a procession around the town for the benefit of devotees. In connection with the auspicious 'Garuda seva' observed on Wednesday evening, the famed 'Lakshmi haram' was brought down the Tirumala hills for the colourful event. Similarly, the 'Andal mala', a sacred garland was taken in a procession from Sri Govindaraja temple to be adorned to the deity.
Ornaments presented:- The TTD also presented new ornaments for Kalyana Venkateswara from the Tirumala treasury, to be adorned to the shoulder and feet of the presiding deity. Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao, Joint EO K.S. Sreenivasa Raju and trust board member G. Bhanuprakash Reddy took part. Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy took out a 'Bhakti Chaitanya Yatra' from Venkateswara temple in his native Thummalagunta village up to the temple and presented 'Melchat vastram' to the deity.
At Sri Kapileswara temple, the third day of the annual Brahmotsavam witnessed the procession of the deities of Sri Somaskanda Murthy and Kamakshi Ammavaru on 'Bootha Vahanam'. The procession on a demonic 'Bhuta' indicates the Lord Shiva's total conquer of the demonic worlds. In the evening, the deity was taken on 'Simha Vahanam' in the Kapileswaram area. Meanwhile, at Srikalahasti, the 'Kannappa dwajarohanam' got off to a colourful start this afternoon with 'Kodi Utsavam'. The Dwajarohanam at the main temple will be held on Thursday.