Conduct of KOIL ALWAR TIRUMANJANAM in Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on July 10, 2012
`Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam’ (Cleaning of the Temple premises) was performed at Lord Venkateswara temple on Tuesday on the occasion of ensuing Anivara Asthanam at Tirumala. Koil Alwar means ‘Holy Shrine’. The main purpose of performing koil Tirumanjanam is purification of sanctum santorum and temple premises. During the cermony all the murtis and other articles are removed from sanctum santorum and the mula murti is covered with water- proof covering. The entire garbhagraham, including floors, ceilings and walls are then cleaned and brushed well with plenty of water. The whole place is then smeared with kunkum, champor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric etc. The covering of the main archa Murthi is then removed and, deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Purification pujas and Naivedyams are the offered to the Lord. This ceremony performed strictly as per the agamas is conducted four times in a year i.e before Ugadi, before Anivara Asthanam,before Vaikunta Eakadasi, before Annual Brahmotsavam.
Morning Darshans were stopped until 12:00 Noon due to the cleaning of the temple premises.