The annual festival of the Temple Accounts, Anivara Asthanam will be observed in the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on July 17 in 2018. This is one of the most important annual festivals among the series that is being observed with religious pomp and gaiety every year on the auspicious time of the Sun entering the asterism of Karkataka in the constellation.
The uniqueness about this festival is that the previous year’s accounts of the office are presented before the deity by the principal officers and are taken back to signify that the ‘Lord’ finds the officers fit enough to hold their respective offices.
MAHANTS BEGAN BUDGETING ON THIS DAY IN ANI MONTH
Earlier when the Mahants were administering the affairs of Tirumala temple, the commenced annual budgeting on the day they have taken over the reins of administration which happened on the last day of “Ani” month which is auspicious for Tamils and hence known as “Anivara Asthanam”.
NEW BOOKS WILL BE OPENED
New books will also be issued for recording finances of the next fiscal. In the temple terms, this entire process is called “Asthanam” which will be performed inside sanctum sanctorum near Bangaru Vakili in the presence of processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and his two consorts and Viswaksenulavaru between 7am to 9am. The Jeeyangar Swamijis of Tirumala will present new set of clothes to presiding deity and processional deities on this day.
” LACHANA” GETS DIVINE BLESSINGS
The key bunch of the coffers is known as “Lachana” will be placed at the holy feet of Lord Venkateswara for His divine blessings. Later “Rupayi” Harati, will be rendered where in the staff who took part in this fete offer a rupee in the coffers in the presence of TTD EO and the total collection will be counted.
PUSHPA PALLAKI IN THE EVENING
Meanwhile in the evening there will be the procession of Pushpa Pallaki between 6pm to 7pm where in the Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by His two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi will be taken for a celestial ride along the four mada streets in the finely decked palanquin.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI