Panchami Theertham celebrated in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Temple on 1 December 2019.
Inclement weather has not hampered the devotional enthusiam of devotees as the pilgrims from Southern states of India, especially from Tamilnadu turned out in huge numbers for Panchami Theertham on Sunday, 1 December 2019.
SEA OF HUMANITY
Every inch of Padma Pushkarini was occupied by devotees who stood in sacred waters of the temple tank for over four hours braving incessant rain, to take a holy dip in waters.
The annual Karthika Navahnika Brahmotsavams come to grand finale with the most auspicious event of Panchami Theertham which was observed with utmost pomp and gaiety in Padma Sarovaram.
SERIES OF RITUALS
Earlier the processional deity of Sri Padmavathi Devi was set ready for Choornabhishekam in Dhwajastambha Mandapam.
As it was the Birthday of Mother Goddess, She was rendered hair bath by applying Sesame oil and Choornam paste by reciting Sri Mantram and Sri Sooktam. Later she was taken to Panchami Theertha mandapam in a celestial procession.
TIRUMALA SARE OFFERED
The Goddess was seated on a specially designed platform in Panchami Theertha Mandapam along with Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar. Navakalasa Avahana was performed. This was followed by Vishwaksena Aradhana, Punyahavachanam and other rituals as per Pancharatra Agama Vidhi.
The gift from Lord Venkateswara on the Birthday of His beloved better half Goddess Padmavathi was also offered during snapanam.
The sare reached Tiruchanoor in a grand procession at around 11.30am from Tirumala which started at 4.30am. Tirumala Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy accompanied the procession which was joined by EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, JEO Sri Basanth Kumar at Tiruchanoor.
LAKSHMI VADDANAM PRESENTED
This year as a present from Lord Venkateswara, diamond studded golden Lakshmi Vaddanam (waist ornament) weighing around 1.3kilos was decked to Goddess Padmavathi Devi as Birthday present during Snapanam.
During the snapanam, garlands and crowns made of different flowers, fruits and seeds were decked to Goddess. The garlands and crowns included dry grapes, coconut tree leaves, dryfruits, cuscus, flowers, Pavitras and Tulasi seeds.
The garlands made out of Tulasi seeds and Pavitras stood as special attraction. Donors Sri Rajendra, Sri Shanmuga Sundaram, Sri Subramanyam from Tiruppur of Tamilnadu and Sri Narahari of Nellore contributed for these garlands and crowns.
At the stipulated auspicious hour in the noon, the Chakrattalwar was given a holy dip by priests. The devotees also took a dip simultaneously chanting Govinda…Govinda.
Board members Smt V Prasanthi Reddy, Sri Siva Kumar, Temple DyEO Sri C Govindarajan and other officers were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs TIRUPATI