Tirumala: Grandeur marked the ‘Pushpa Pallaki’ Seva organised at the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Tuesday on the eve of the annual Anivara Asthanam.
The processional deities of Lord Malayappa swamy flanked on either side by his two divine consorts mounted atop the flower bedecked palanquin was taken around in a grand procession around the mada streets encircling the hill shrine.
Several tonnes of varied hue of flowers went into the making of the palanquin which was also colorfully illuminated befitting the occasion.
Expert florists form the neighboring states of Tamilnadu and Karnataka who were specially commissioned for the purpose spent several pains taking hours in decorating the palanquin. The replica of the golden canopy atop the flower bedecked palanquin was a cynosure to the eyes of the devotees. Thousands of devotees witnessed the colorful procession which lasted for more than ninety minutes.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, TTD Trust Board Members Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Sekhar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishakr Sri R Selvam