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Friday, 7 October 2011

Grand finale to Tirumala Brahmotsavam

The nine-day annual Brahmotsavam at the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala concluded on a grand note on Friday with ‘Chakrasnanam'.


The deities of Lord and his two consorts along with ‘Sudarshan Chakra' were carried in a grand procession to Sri Varahaswamy temple situated on the north-west bank of the temple Pushkarini in the small hours where they were performed ‘Snapana Thirumanjanam.' Amidst chanting of vedic hymns, the temple priests conducted the `thirumanjanam' to the deities with milk, curd, honey, sugar, along with the traditional ‘sahasradhara.'


After the completion of the formalities, the priests performed ‘Chakrasnanam', wherein the idol of Sudarsana chakra was dipped in the waters of the holy tank. Then tens of thousands of devotees, who till then waited patiently on the steps of the temple, had a dip in the tank waters. The temple administration deployed swimmers all along the massive tank to meet any exigency.

Andhra Pradesh Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan also took part in the ‘Chakrasnanam' along with his wife Vimala Narasimhan. Talking to journalists, the Governor said he would leave for New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He refuted reports in a section of the electronic media about his health and asserted that he was in good health.

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