TEPPOTSAVAM(FLOAT FESTIVAL)


TEPPOTSAVAM(FLOAT FESTIVAL) (06:00 PM FIVE DAYS A
YEAR)
(COST RS 500/-(PER DAY) PER PERSON, PRASADAM : 1 BIG LADDU, 1
VADA, 1 UTTARIYAM OR 1 BLOUSE PIECE)
Every year during Phalguna Pournami, this festival is celebrated on a grand scale
in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of Chaitra (March). On the first
day, Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshmana are offered worship and taken out for a
celestial ride on the finely decked float in Swamy Pushkarini. On the second day,
Lord Sri Krishna and Rukmini are offered puja and taken for pleasure ride on float.
During the remaining three days beginning with Trayodasi and ending with
Pournami, Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi are taken out for
a ride in the temple tank. On the third day, there will be three rounds followed by
five rounds and on the final day, the utsava murtis will be taken out for pleasure
ride on the impressively decorated float for seven rounds. The pilgrims throng to
see the grandeur of the deities on this particular day since, the charm of full moon
is an added attraction to the divine beauty of the deities. Arjita seva ticket holders
who take part in this float festival will have darsan of the Lord after the festival.

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