On the concluding day of the Ongoing Three Day Annual Jeshtabhishekam of Sri Govindaraja Swamy, the Temple Priests performed Snapana Thirumanjanam and Kavacha Prathista to the Processional deity of Lord Govindaraja Swamy and His consorts in Temple premises on July 17th 2016 morning. The gleaming golden armours covering the icons all year round are removed only for three days in a year during the ‘Jeshtabhishekam’ performed for the ‘unarmoured’ deities during the month of July. On the third day,after a ‘snapana thirumanjanam’ to the deities, the purified armours were re-adorned to the deities ending the annual ritual. Preventing corrosion it is a general practice in the temples to put armours – kavachams to icons so that they shied the ‘panchaloha’ deities from wear and tear due to the periodical abhishekams performed to them using a range of pooja items like milk, honey, fruit jam, curd, sandalwood paste which tend to corrode the centuries old deities.
To view the previous day Utsavam please visit: Jeshtabhishekam at Tirupathi Sri Govindarajaswamy Temple – Day 2
The following are the photos taken during the occasion:
Courtesy: Sri Dvkrishnan, TTD