Tirupati: As the prestigious river water festival Krishna Pushkarams is scheduled for August 12 to 23, TTD EO D Sambasiva Rao on Tuesday evening reviewed on the river fete in Tirupati along with JEOs KS Sreenivasa Raju and P Bhaskar.
Reviewing with the officials in his chambers he said as the event is the major one of its kind taking place in Navyandhra capital city, TTD will be playing a key role as Lord Venakteswara temple which is coming up here in PWD grounds will be a special attraction to multitude of visiting pilgrims.
He said every each officer deputed for the fete should execute their respective responsibilities with more efficiency.
The temple will be opened in a ceremonial manner in PWD grounds on August 7 between 7am and 9:30am, five days prior to the river utsavam for the sake of the pilgrims, the EO added.
Special Activities during Pushkarams:
Temple opens on August 7 between 7:30am and 9am.
All sevas performed in Ekantam.
Unjal Seva every day between 7pm and 8pm.
Temple closes by 10pm.
Vedaghosha twice every day.
Annaprasadam distribution to 30 thousand pilgrims every day in TTD Kalyana Mandapam.
Mini Laddus and prasadams after darshan.
Over 1000 srivari Sevakulu for Pushkarams.
Krishna Pushkara Yatra from Tiruchanoor covering Vontumitta, Ahobilam, Srisailam and reaching Vijayawada three days before opening of TTD temple in PWD grounds.
Special cultural programs by SV music and dance college, HDPP troupes, Annamacharya, Dasa, Alwar Divyaprabandha projects.