As part of the Agama traditions, the three-day annual vasanthotsavam festival commenced on Sunday in Tirumala.
TTD Executive Officer Sri Anil Kumar Singhal and Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy participated in the holy event conducted at the Kalyana mandapam inside the Srivari temple in view of ongoing lockdown due to corona virus in the country.
VASANTHOTSAVAM AT SRIVARI TEMPLE SINCE ACHUTARAYA PERIOD
Speaking on the occasion, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal said that the holy event is being observed in Srivari temple since the days of Vijayanagar king sri Achytaraya during Chaitra Suddha Pournami day every year for three days.
He said in view of Corona virus lockdown, this year the event will be held inside the temple in Ekantam for three days. On the first two days Vasantotsavam will be performed for the utsava idols of Sri Malayappaswamy and His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi while on third day the utsava idols of Sri Sita Rama Lakshmana, Anjaneya and Rukmini Sameta Sri Krishna Swamy will also join.
He said the event is being telecasted live by SVBC for the sake of global devotees.
SARVA BHOOPALA VAHANAM ON APRIL 6:
The Srivari temple chief priest Sri Venugopal Dikshitulu said on the second day of Vasantotsavam on April 6, the deities will be seated on divine Sarva Bhoopala vahanam which will be held inside the temple only but the traditional Swarna Ratham event has been cancelled by the TTD in view of Covid-19 restrictions.
Tirumala pontiffs Sri Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyar Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, Srivari Temple Dyeo Sri Harindranath, VSO Sri Manohar and other officials participated.