Varalakshmi Vratham in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is a grand celebration. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, TTD, makes all arrangements to accommodate thousands of devotees in the temple on the eve of the puja. In 2016, Varalakshmi Vratham date in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is August 12.
This is observed as ‘Samuhika Varalakshmi Vratham’, the mass observance where thousands of women perform this vrata at the same place at a time.
Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavaru is decked up in the form of Varalakshmi Mata on this day and blesses her devotees with happiness, wealth and prosperity.
The women offer pujas to propitiate the goddess and seek her blessings for prosperity and well-being of their families. It was estimated that nearly 1 lakh devotees visit the temple on the day.
The Utsavamurthi (processional deity) of Goddess Padmavathi is taken out in a procession atop the Bangaru Ratham (Golden Chariot) around four mada street of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanur on Friday evening.
This event is being telecasted live online by TTD’s SVBC TV Channel.
Arrangements for Varalakshmi Vratham on August 12, 2016
As the most important festival Varalakshmi Vratam is slated for August 12, the Goddess Padmavathi temple is gearing to organise it in a big way.
In this connection TTD is all set to issue two hundred tickets in all its e-Darshan counters located across the country from July 27 onwards.
The devotees can purchase these tickets on payment of Rs.500 per ticket on which two persons are allowed.
Meanwhile special abhishekam will be performed on that day. While in the evening the goddess takes ride on Swarna Ratham.
TTD has cancelled abhishekanantara darshanam, kalyanotsavam and unjal Seva on the auspicious occasion.