Chakrasnanam Tirumala Brahmotsavam
Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam came to crescendo and climaxed on the Ninth day with the Chakrasnanam ritual performed in the presence of thousands of devotees at the Swami Puskarini near the Tirumala Temple. The chakrasnanam signalled the penultimate ritual of the nine day devotional and spiritual bonanza at Srivari Temple, Tirumala.
The processional deities of Lord Malayappa swamy and his two divine consorts along with the idol of Sudarshana Chakrathalwar were carried in a grand procession to the venue– Sri Varahaswamy temple — situated on the banks of the holy pushkarini in the wee hours of the day as part of the Pallaki Utsavam where the temple priests conducted several religious formalities.
After the ceremonious conduct of the Snapana Thirumanjanam (celestial bath) to the deities, the priests carried the idol of Chakrathalwar and immersed it in the tank waters thus indicating the culmination of the mega spiritual pageantry. Thousands of devotees who were waiting till then, for the auspicious moment plunged into the pushkarini to take a holy dip. After the bath the utsava idols are brought back to the temple.
Earlier, Choornabhishekam was carried out inside the main temple complex followed by special rituals at the Ranganayakula mandapam.
A special ritual of worships and prayers are performed to the Utsava idols at Ranganayakula mandapam in evening before the preparations for the Dwaja avarohanam, heralding the close of Brahmotsavam.
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