As a part of the three day annual Jyestabhishekaam in Tirumala temple, Snapana Tirumanjanam was performed to the processional deities on Sunday.
Of the Pancha Beras of Lord Venkateswara, the processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy is considered as Utsava Beram. As this idol was found in deep forest of Seshachala ranges, it is also revered as Sri Malaya Kuniya Ninra Perumal as per the available inscription belonging to 1339AD.
After a series of religious events in Yagashala by ritwiks, the deities were brought to Kalyanotsava Mandapam and seated on a special platform. Later amidst the chanting of veda mantras including Pancha suktas, abhishekam was rendered to deities with milk, coconut water, honey, turmeric and sandal paste.
Later in the evening, Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy blessed the devotees in Vajra Kavacham on the first day. TTD has cancelled Arjitha Vasanthotsavam in view of Jyestabhishekaam on Sunday.
HH Tirumala Pedda Jiyangar Swamy, HH Tirumala Chinna Jiyar Swamy, chief priests Sri Venugopala Deekshitulu, Sri Govinda Raja Deekshitulu, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath were also present.