As part of the ongoing Purattasi Brahmotsavam at Tirumala, Day 2 utsavam was celebrated well today (September 27, 2014; Vijaya Varusha Purattasi Swathi). There was Chinna Sesha Vahanam purappadu in the morning and Hamsa Vahanam in the evening. Thirumanjanam for Sri Srinivasar and Ubhaya Nachiyars took place in the afternoon.
This year (Vijaya Varusham), the Brahmotsavam commenced on September 26, 2014 (Friday) with Dwajarohanam and will conclude on October 4, 2014. Ankurarpana and Senadhipati (Vishvaksenar) Utsavam took place on the day preceding day of Day 1 (September 26, 2014). Several hundreds of devotees from across the country and outside visit Tirumala for this utsavam.
During the Thirumanjanam, a special fruit decoration were made.
Blue berries from Thailand and Yellow grapes from South Africa. Garlands made of straw berries and kiritam (crowns) with Orchids and Bitter-gourd. These fruits were the surprise display at the Snapana Thirumanjanam ritual at the Swamivari temple at Tirumala as part of the ongoing Brahmotsavam-2014. Not just garlands, a massive green canopy made out of grapes, apple, sweet lemon, apple, banana and pineapple etc spread over 5×10 umbrealla space over the utsava deities of Sridevi, Malayappaswami and Bhoodevi enthralled the devotees and pilgrims. The fruit decorations were showcased at the Thirumanjanam during the 2, 3rd and fourth day of the Brahmotsavam.
‘We have been presenting variety of flowers at the ritual in the past, but for the first time we have introduced the fruit decorations‘ says S.Srinivasulu, the garden superintendent of TTD. Nearly 250-300 kgs of fruits were utilized for decorations. Even the deities were decked up with garlands of strawberries and crowns of orchids and bitter –gourd, well known as the preference of the Lord Venkateswara.
The following are some of the photographs taken during Thirumanjanam and Chinna Sesha Vahanam: