The three-day annual Pavithrotsavam at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Thiruchanur was celebrated in a grand manner between September 17th and 19th, 2013. Temple priests conducted ‘homam’ in the specially prepared ‘yagasala’ and performed ‘Snapana Thirumanajanam’ in the evening to Sri Padmavathi Thayar amidst chanting of verses from Vedas. On the second day of Pavithrotsavam (September 18, 2013), Pavithras, the garlands made from special thread are taken in a procession and used to decorate Sri Padmavathi Thayar inside Temple on Wednesday afternoon.
The objective behind performing Pavithrotsavam every year in the temples is to seek the pardon of the deity for any act of commission and omission committed inadvertently by the priests, by the temple authorities or by the visiting pilgrims and restore the purity in its original pristine form.
For previous year utsavam photographs, please visit Thiruchanur Pavithrotsavam
The following are some of the photographs taken during the utsavam….