Garuda Panchami was celebrated on August 11th this year (2013). This day is celebrated on Sukla Paksha of Aadi month. At Tirumala, Sri Malayappaswamy (utsavamoorthy) had purappadu on Garuda Vahanam in the evening yesterday. HH Srimath Srimushnam Andavan Sri Rangaramanuja Maha Desikan, who is observing Chaturmasya Vratam at Tirumala, offered mangalasasanam to Perumal on Garuda Vahanam.
For more about Garudazhwar, please visit the following article on Garuda – The Vehicle and Banner of Lord Vishnu
The following are some of the photographs taken during the purappadu last evening…
Photo Courtesy: Sri Jagannathan