Sri Vari Theppotsavam begins
Tirumala, March 15: The five-day annual Theppotsavam at Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala began here on Tuesday. The processional deities of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanumantha, were taken around the mada streets encircling the holy shire in grand procession before reaching the venue, Sri Vari Pushkarini (temple tank).
Later, the deities were mounted on the colourfully illuminated Float, and were dragged around the holy tank amidst great religious fervour. Tens of thousands of devotees congregated on the holy steps of the temple tank, hours in advance to enjoy the colourful festival. While asthana vidwans played the nadaswaram' the temple priests recited verses from the holy scriptures. The entire programme lasted for more than one hour.
I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, K.Bhaskar, Joint Executive Officer, M.K.Singh, C.V&S.O, Sivakumar Reddy, Addl C.V&S.O, Ramesh Reddy, S.E- II, DyEO(Temple), Chandrasekhar Pillai, Peishkar and devotees took part.
News Posted: 15 March, 2011