Muthyala Thalambralu Shobha Yatra
The shobha yatra of “celestial wedding pearls”-muthyala talambralu took place in the temple town of Tirupati under the aegis of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) on Sunday evening.
Earlier, the temple deputy EO Sri Bhupthi Reddy received the precious pearls from AEO Treasury Sri Srinivasulu in Administrative building.
The procession began from TTD Administrative building by 3pm after offering prayers to the pearls by temple chief priest of Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple Sri Ananda Kumar Dikshitulu who carried the pearls on the temple elephant.
The procession passed along the lanes of TK Street, Gandhi Road, Chinnabazar street before it reached Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple amidst the chanting of “Rama Namas”.
These celestial pearls will be used as “Talambralu”(an ancient tradition in South Indian Hindu marriages where in the bride and bridegroom pour in the pearls over their heads) in the celestial marriage of Lord Sri Rama and Goddess Sita Devi which will be performed in the temple on Sunday evening by 6pm.
The denizens converged at different points to see the procession of the celestial pearls.
Sree Rama Pattabhishekam and SeethaRama Kalyanam
Tirupati, 29 March 2015: It has been a big day on Sunday with tens of thousands of devotees converging to witness the celestial wedding of Sri Sita and Sri Rama kalyanam that took place in the ancient temple of Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy on Sunday evening.
TTD has made elaborate arrangements for this religious fete. The entire temple premises has been finely decorated with beautiful flowers to match the occasion.
The kalyanam took place amidst the rhythmic chanting of vedic hymns by temple priests in chorus. The entire premises of the temple city reverberated to the divine chant of “Sri Rama Rama Ramethi Rame Rame Manorame: Sahasra Nama Tattulyam Sri Rama Nama Varanane”.
When the divine wedding was underway, the orchestra artistes played the famous note-“Kalyanamu Chutamu Rarandi-Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanamu Chutamu Rarandi”. The devotees were spell bound by the celestial charm of the divine couple and chanted Sri Sita Rama Chandra Murthiki Jai.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI