“DIVINE LOVE GAME” PRANAYA KALAHOTSAVAM PERFORMED WITH RELIGIOUS ECSTASY
TIRUMALA, JAN 6: The “Divine Love Game” enacted by the Lord with His two Consorts with religious ecstasy as a part of “Pranaya Kalahotsavam” festival on Tuesday evening much to the delight of tens of thousands of devotees who thronged Tirumala to witness this fun filled unique religious fete.
It was all about fun and frolic when the processional deities reached the north-east corner of the hill temple in opposite directions on their golden palanquins where the divine play was enacted.
The priests divided themselves into two groups. While the first group stood by the side of the lord, the second represented the consorts. After indulging in a few love baits, both groups engaged in lofting of flower balls at each other, adding the element of enticement. The Jeeyars rendered the pasurams in Alwar Divya Prabandham which were penned by Sri Nammalwar in “Nindastuti” style on this occsion.
Devotees were sent into peels of laughter when priests on both sides symbolically enacted escaping the floral ball attacks from the other group. TTD
Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Sri P Radhakrishna, TTD EO Sri Dr D Samba Siva Rao, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana and other temple officials were also present.
As part of the festival, TTD authorities had dispensed with the conduct of Vasanthotsavam on Tuesday evening.