On the evening of Wednesday, the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy accompanied by Sridevi and Bhudevi were taken on a grand procession along the four mada streets on the finely decked Pushpa Pallaki in connection with the annual Ani Vara Asthanam at Tirumala.
The uniqueness about this festival is that the previous year’s accounts of the office are presented before the deity by the principal officers and are taken back to signify that the ‘Lord’ finds the officers fit enough to hold their respective offices. New books will also be issued for recording finances of the next fiscal. In the temple jorgon, this entire process is called “Asthanam” which will be performed inside sanctum sanctorum near Bangaru Vakili in the presence of processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and his two consorts.
SO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham, VGO Sri Manohar, Garden Superintendent Sri Srinivasulu and other officials were also present.