On January 16, 2014; Vijaya Varusha Thai Punarpoosam, the annual Paruveta Utsavam (Parvettai) was performed with the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy and Srikrishna Swamy protecting the good from the demons in the forests of Seschachala ranges. Thousands of devotees witnessed the act with anxiety at Paruveta Mandapam at Tirumala. The day commenced with the chief pontiff of Pedda Jiyangar Mutt handing over special Sri Goda Devi garlands (Andal malai) brought from Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple to be adorned to the presiding deity as a part of Goda Parinayam.
Later Sri Malayappa Swamy and Srikrishna Swamy, both the deities seated on separate palanquins, had purappadu to the Paruveta Mandapam from the main shrine. Perumal gave darsanam in the Sarvabhoopala avatar with conch, disc, mace, bow and arrow, accompanied by Sri Krishna Swamy. After special pujas in Paruveta Mandapam, the two deities were taken for the ‘hunt’ in the thick forests of Seshachala ranges. Thereafter, the deities were taken back to the main temple.
TTD cancelled Arjitha sevas including the Thiruppavada, Kalyanotsavam, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Unjal Seva and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva following the Paruveta Utsavam.
Prior to this in the morning, Pranaya Kalahotsavam of Perumal and Ubhaya Nachiyars took place at the temple. The utsavam started with all the utsava murthys having purappadu till the north-east corner of the temple in opposite directions (with both the thayars from one side and Perumal in opposite side) on their respective golden palanquins. The Archagars recited the associated texts on both sides. Thayars threw floral balls at Perumal who tried to escape from them. Finally, Perumal pacifies the Thayars.
The following are some of the photographs taken on the two utsavams…