Thousands take part in Karthika vanamahotsavam in Tirumala on Sunday. The surrounding lush green forests nearby Paruveta Mandapam in Tirumala reverberated to the rhythmic melodious chanting of Pancha Suktas on Sunday during snapanam performed to deities in connection with Karthika Vanabhojanam.
TTD JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju has commenced the serving of Annaprasadam to devotees in the Vanabhojanam. Speaking on the occasion, he said the festival was in vogue some 400 years ago and was reinstated from 2010 onwards.
The administration has cancelled – Kalyanotsavam, Unjal seva, Brahmotsavams, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra deepalankara seva inside the temple.