Tirum ala News..
21 2013 (Tuesday)
Rides On Kalpavruksha Vahanam
Darshan, prasadams of
Lord become scarce for devotees
Rides On Kalpavruksha Vahanam
Tirupati , May 20 :
Processional deities of Lord Govindaraja Swamy were taken
out in a grand procession atop Kalpavruksha Vahanam ongoing
nine day Annual Brahmotsavam in Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple,
Tirupati on Monday morning.
H.H.Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamy of Tirumala Mutt, H.H.Sri
Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy,, Sri P.Venkatarami Reddy,Sri V.Hanumanthu,
V.G.O, Sri Srinivasulu A.V.&SO,Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai
DyEO(Local Temples), Sri Moorthy Prasad, AEO and large number
of devotees took part in this function.
May 20 :
The Annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Rukmini sathyabhama Sri Venugopala
Swamy vari Temple in Karvetinagaram in Chitoor Dist will take
place from May 31 to June 8 said TTD EO Sri L.V.Subramanyam.
He has released the posters of Brahmotsavams on Monday at
Annamayya Bhavan in Tirumala.
Speaking on this occasssion he said that special programmes
such as cultural and spiritual will be organized by TTDs Hindu
Dharma Prachara Parishad, Dasa Sahithya Project and Annamacharya
Project during Brahmotsavam.
TTD is all set to organise these brahmotsavams in a grand
As a part of this mega religious fete, there will be Dwajarohanam
on May 31, Kalynotsavam on June 03, Garudotsavam on June 04,
Rathotsavam on June 07 and Chakrasnanam on June 08 said the
TTD JEOs Sri P.Venkatrami Reddy, Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju,
CVSO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, DyEOs Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Sri
Bhaskar Reddy and others were also present.
prasadams of Lord become scarce for devotees
, May 20:
Not only the Lords darshan, even his prasadams
have become scarce for devotees who line up for hours only
to be pushed around when they come face to face with Him.
All that they know about prasadams is the ever-popular
laddu, that is known in local parlance as maha
Such is the sorry state of affairs in the TTD that the devotees
dont even know the various types of offerings made to
the Lord of Seven Hills.
Also, many dont even know what is being given.
Once the pooja ceremonies are completed the offerings are
shared by the TTD Board members, temple officials and brokers
who are allegedly related to them.
Not many are aware that there are 50 types of prasadam
are offered to God. Among them known to the devotees are laddu,
vada, dosa, jilebi, mahaladdu,
pulihora , pongal, daddojanam.
During the various sevas to the deity like nitya
seva and rest (virama samayam) navaneetam
is offered along with items prepared using cow milk.
After tomalapurti during koluvu jaggery,
black til, and shonti are given as nivedan.
During the first hour after sahasranamarchana
rice mixed with milk meegada, butter and curd
The Lord gets daily quota of chitrannam, daddojanam,
ksheerannam, khumbam, payasannam
and during afternoons nadukam, laddu,
dosa, vada, appam.
Later after ashtothara satanamarchana He receives
suddannam, sweet seera. Dinner after
tomala sevaconsists of marichchannam,
During rest after aradhana payasanna
On Sundays the Malayappa Swamy gets a special item, amruta
kalasam, made of rice flour, jaggery and ghee.
Devotees believe consumption of this kalasam
leads to good health and power to beget children.
Sadly, this item is not offered to those who come for Lords
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the specially made offerings include
seera, vada pappu, panakam,
pulihora with puttu, jilebiand
Many devotees hope and wish that at least a few of the prasadams
offered to the Lord should be distributed to them, instead
of giving to the blessed TTD Board members and temple officials.