As a part of the ongoing Maha Samprokshanam in the famous shrine of Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple in Tirumala, Astabandhanam will performed to the deities on Tuesday. The Vedic pundits apply the special paste, Asta Bandhana, made of eight ingredients to affix (Bandhana), Mulamurthy(presiding deity) to the Padma Peetham(pedestal where the deity is standing).
Sage bhrigu penned in detail on the importance of Astabandhanam in his great work Prakeernadhikaram. This following shloka describes the importance of Astabandhana ingredients.
Sankhachoornam, Madhoochistham, Laksha Triphalamevacha, Kaaseesam, Guggulamchaiva, Choornam Raktashilakrutam, Maahisham Navaneetham Chesyabandha iti Shrutaha.
This holy paste is a amalgamation off right ingredients which have a scientific nature apart from its sanctity in religious rituals.
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath, Temple Peishkar Sri Ramesh Babu, Sri Nagaraju,Bokkasam Superindent Sri Gururaja rao were also present.