The nine day annual brahmotsavams in Tirumala concluded with Avabhruda Snanam also known as Chakra Snanam on Friday morning, 21 September 2018.
Processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy and His concerts Sridevi and Bhudevi along with Sudarshana Chakram (Disc weapon of Vishnu) were rendered snapana tirumanjanam at Varaha Swamy temple on the banks of Swamy Pushkarini.
Large number of devotees gathered since early hours to take a holy dip in the waters of Pushkarini to get free from sins. The LED screens which were placed on the four sides of Nirali Mandapam located inside Swamy Pushkarini provided a clear live telecast of the entire event to devotees. Each time when bharati was rendered, the hill town reverberated to the chants of Govinda Nama by scores of pilgrims.
Later, the Sudarshana Chakra, which is believed as anthropomorphic form of lord, was immersed in the waters of Swamy Pushkarini at the auspicious hour. The devotees too took a holy dip at the moment.
As the sanctity of the Chakra Snanam is believed to prevail the whole day, the pilgrims took celestial bath in the holy waters in a phased way, the entire day.
TTD Chairman Sri Putta Sudhakar Yadav, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, TTD Board Members Sri GSS Sivaji, Sri Potluri Ramesh Babu, Smt Sudha Narayanamurthy, Sri N Krishna, JEO’s Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Sri Pola Bhaskar, incharge CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, VGO Sri Raveender Reddy,Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkars Sri Ramesh, Sri Nagaraj and large number of devotees took part.
EO THANKS ALL
Speaking on the occasion, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, said, with the benign blessings of Lord Venkateswara, the nine day annual event concluded on a successful note with Chakra Snanam today. All the departments have put their extra efforts to make this mega religious event, a hassle free successful one. I thank the pilgrims for their cooperation and congratulate all the officers, employees, scouts and guides, srivari sevakulu, police and district administration towards the grand success of the mine day brahmins avand, he maintained.