The Ritwiks carried out the most important religious ritual “Kalakarshana” in Tirumala temple on Sunday evening as a part of the ongoing five day Astabandhana Balalaya Maha Samprokshanam fete.
Kalakarshana is a traditional process of re-invoking the various forms of the Almighty from an idol to another media like wooden icon or a Kalasha.
This celestial fete took place in Srivari temple between 7pm and 9pm. “The transferring of Divine Power of Bimbam (deity) to Kumbhabhishekam(Kalasa) was carried out amidst chanting of relevant mantras by the vedic scholars. Apart from the Mula Virat or presiding deity, the power of other deities like the Utsavarulu was also transferred in to Kalasam.
The Mula Virat consists of 12 Jeeva Sthanams which includes head, eyes, forehead, nose, throat, shoulders, bosom, midrib, feet etc. each one being a power house four kinds of Arts and taking the total to 48. All these Arts were also invoked into Kalasams placed at Yagashala.
The divine power of Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, Sri Malayappa Swamy, Sridevi, Bhudevi, Sri Ugra Sreenivasa Murthy, Sr Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Sri Krishna, Swamy, Rukmini, Sudarshana Chakkrattalwar, Jaya-Vijaya, Dhwaja Sthambha, Padi Potu Tayaru, Prasada Potu Tayaru, Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy, Sri Bhashyakarulavaru, Sri Vishwaksena, Sri Garudalwar, Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy were also invoked into Kalasams.