Theerthavari For Chakrathazhwar During Sri Anantha Padmanaba Vratam At Tirumala

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On September 18, 2013 (Wednesday),  Sri Anantha Padmanabha Vratam was observed in Tirumala. TTD observes this festival every year on the auspicious day of Bhadrapada Sukla Chaturdasi day. In a ceremonious procession, the Chakrattalwar was taken to Sri Varaha Swamy temple from Srivari temple by the temple priests amidst the chanting of Vedic Mantras at around 6 am on Wednesday. Later Abhishekam and special pujas were performed to the Sudarshana Chakram. Theerthavari took place for Chakrathazhwar in the holy waters of Swamy Pushkarini. After the rituals,  Chakrathazwar was brought back to the Tirumala temple.

Theerthavari for Chakrathazhwar is performed on four occasions viz. Brahmotsavams, Mukkoti Dwadasi, Rath Sapthami and Anantha Padmanabha Vratam every year. At the holy feet of the presiding deity in Srivari temple, the temple priests performed Sri AnantaPadmanabha Vratam by reciting the Vrata Mahatyam. Later the holy threads of Vratam were distributed to the archakas and temple officials.

The following are some of the photographs taken on the occasion…

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