TTD Executive Officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy said on;Thursday evening that the Ankurarpanam was observed as per Agama traditions for the Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavam beginning from October 16-24.
Speaking to the media later the TTD EO said as per the traditions all the arrangements for Brahmotsavam are supervised by Srivari Senadhipati Sri Viswaksena.
He said he was confident that the Brahmotsavam held in ekantham as per COVID-19 restrictions will beget Srivari blessings for the entire humanity and shower prosperity for all.
Ankurarpanam event heralding the beginning of the nine day Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavam was held in traditional manner at Ranganayakula Mandapam on Thursday nightamidst mangala vadyam and chanting of Vedic mantras.
Thereafter between 7.00-8.00 pm the Senadhipati Viswaksena was seated in Asthanam at Ranganayakula Mandapam
The Ankurarpanam Neha’s great significance in Vaikhanasa Agama tradition were the sprouting of nine grains to indicate the successful conduction of the Brahmotsavam and blessings of Sri Venkateshwara. Legends say that the ritual is performed either 7,5, or 3 day of the festival.
It is an established practice to perform the Ankurarpanam after sun set as sprouting of grains is better under the moonlight.
On the day of Ankurarpanam, the seeds are dipped in water in new vessels and the entire region is decorated with cow dung.Later on all gods – Brahma, Garuda,Sesha, Vakratunda, soma, Shanta, Indra, and Jaya are invited to participate in the Brahmotsavam.
Later amidst Vedic chanting of Bhumatas water is poured on sprouts and punya havachanam is observed with the offering of new vastrams.
Thereafter Somaraja mantram, Varuna mantra and Vishnu Suktam are recited amidst mangala vadhyam and Veda mantras.
TTD EO, Dr KS Jawahar Reddy,Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy,JEO Sri P Basant Kumar,CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti,additional CVSO Sri Shivkumar Reddy ,Sri Venugopal Dikshitulu,chief priest of Srivari temple,DyEO of Srivari temple Sri Harindranath,VGO Sri Manohar,Peshkar Sri Jaganmohan Charyulu,and others were present .