Astabandhana homams commences in Tirumala

The homams commenced in Yagashala on Sunday morning as a part of the five day, Astabandhana Balalaya Maha Samprokshanam religious fete.

Earlier during the day, the Ritwiks began the celestial yaga by litting up a Homa Gundam and performed Punyahavachanam followed by Panchagavyaradhana, Vastu Homam and Raksha Bandhanam.

The temple management has prepared a golden “Kurchi”, in traditional vedic jargon known as Darbha (holy dried grass which is usually used during holy rituals as a purifactory material). This Golden Kurchi weighed around 300 grams. This will be placed along with the Golden Kalasam in Yagashala after invoking the presiding deity of Sri Venkateswara Swamy during Kalakarshana ceremony which will be observed on Sunday evening between 7pm and 9pm.

Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath, Temple Peishkar Sri Ramesh Babu, Sri Nagaraju,Bokkasam Superintendent Sri Gururaja rao were also present.