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September 30 2013 (Monday)


Trial run of 'golden chariof today
Pavitrotsavams begin at Govindaraja temple
Dinesh offers prayers at Tirumala , Tiruchanoor

Trial run of 'golden chariof today
Tirumala , Sep 29 :

The much awaited trial run of the golden chariot of Lord Venkateswara is to be organised at Tirumala on Monday.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams had taken up the gold plating works of the 32-feet wooden chariot at a whopping cost of ?25 crore.

The temple administration had engaged 16 expert craftsmen from Kerala and other parts of the country to undertake the gold plating works for Srivari Swarna Ratham (golden chariot).

A total of 74 kg gold, 2,900 kg copper was used for the guild works of the 32-feet tall wooden chariot which weighs around 29,000 kg.

The procession of the "golden chariot" along the four Mada streets around the main temple is to be held at 9.05 am atop Tirumala.

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the temple administration in view of the trial run of Srivari Swarna Ratham.

Pavitrotsavams begin at Govindaraja temple
Tirupati , Sep 29 :

The three-day annual Pavitrotsavams at the TTD-run Govindaraja Swamy temple began with the Ankurarpanam on Sunday
Govindaraja Swamy, believed to be the brother of Lord Venkateswara, is one of the prominent deities worshiped by the visiting devotees to the temple town.

According to the Agama, Pavitrotsavams are held each passing year to restore the sanctity of the temple by washing away the sins committed all year long by the visiting devotees as well as the temple staff through Aal'aya Sudhi and Punyahavachanam.

As part of the three-day festival, on the September 29, Senadhipathi Utsavam and Mrutasangrahanam were held at the temple. On September 30 Pavitra Pratista would be held at the Yagashala followed by Snapana Tirumanjanam to the Lord and his consort.

Later in the evening, Tiruveedhi Utsavam would be held around the Govindaraja Swamy temple.

On October 1, after the Snapana Tirumanjanam, sacred threads (Payitrams) would be offered to the main deity, processional deity, Dhwaja Sthambham, Vimana Prakaram and Lord Hanuman.

Devotees can take part in the three-day festival by purchasing pavitrotsavam tickets @ Rs. 500 per couple.

Dinesh offers prayers at Tirumala , Tiruchanoor
Tirumala , Sep 29 :

Director general of police (DGP) Dinesh Reddy offered prayers at the Tirumala temple on Sunday morning.

The DGP who arrived at the entrance of the Tirumala temple was accorded a warm welcome by the temple priests and the officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

Later, the Mr Dinesh Reddy worshiped Lord Venkateswara inside the sanctum sanctorum.

Priests of the temple rendered Vedaseervachanam to the Mr Dinesh Reddy.

Later, Mr Dinesh Reddy offered prayers at the Padmavathi Ammavari temple at Tiruchanoor.