The annual Pushpayagam was performed to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy today in a grand manner with several tonnes of various kinds of blossoms at Tirumala.
After two Archanas and two Naivedyams, the processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy along with Ubhaya Nachiyars Sri Devi and Bhu Devi were brought to the Kalyanamandapam by 1 pm where in homas and Snapana Tirumanjanam was performed amidst the chanting of vedic mantras. Later, Perumal and Ubhaya Nachiyars were offered various flowers. Over eight tonnes of 18 different varieties of traditional and ornamental flowers including Chamanti, Lilly, Roses, Nandivardanam, Tulsi, Marukam, Davanam etc were offered. Each flower is offered for twenty times. The celestial fete completed till the deities were immersed in neck depth bed of flowers. And finally the colourful floral ceremony concluded on a grant note with the priests offering special Arti to the deities at around 5 pm.
In connection with this, all the Arjitha sevas like Viseshapuja, Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Vasanthotsavam were cancelled. This annual ceremony is performed in the Telugu month of Karthika after the Purattasi Brahmotsavam on the nakshatram of Sravanam.