22:45 LAVANYA J No comments
PUSHPA PALLAKI(06:00 PM JULY)
(COST RS 200/- PER PERSON, PRASADAM : 2 LADDUS, 1 VADA, 1
UTTARIYAM OR 1 BLOUSE PIECE)
As per the tradition followed by the Devasthanams, temple accounts begin from
Dakshinayana (winter solstice) in July. Anivara Asthanam, the grand durbar
festival of Lord Venkateswara, is celebrated on that day (usually on July 16).
On this day the previous year accounts are submitted to the Lord and begins a new
financial yaer opening a new book. All the principal officers of the temple deposit
their insignia of office at the feet of the Lord and take them back. The significance
of the cermony is that the Lord allows them to hold their respective offices as He
found them fit.
In the evening the Lord is taken round along the four Mada streets in procession on
a richly decorated floral palanquin. It is a remarkable spectacle for devotees who
patircipate in this arjita seva to witness and enjoy the majestic presence of the Lord