PUSHPAYAGAM IN TIRUMALA
The Lord of Festivities is all set to enjoy the most colorful religious fete of “Pushpayagam” which is scheduled to take place on Oct 31 in Tirumala temple on Friday with Ankurarpanam on Thursday evening i.e Oct 30.
PushpaYagam in Tirumala is the annual fete in the temple of Lord Srinivasa, Pushpayagam is followed by Annual brahmotsavam during Karthika Maasam as per Hindu calendar.
As per the temple legend, this floral festival was in vogue since the early 15th century and revived by T.T.D in 1980s. The deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy along with His two consorts will be seated on a specially arranged platform and snapanam (holy bath) with varieties of colorful and florescent flowers is performed much to the admiration of devotees.
During Pushpayagam, srivaru is worshipped with seven tones of flowers, including lilies, roses, chrysanthemum, mogali etc. will be used to render floral tributes to the deities they were immersed in neck depth in the sea of flower bed. The Pushpayagam will be performed between 1 P.M to 5 P.M on Friday i.e Oct 31.
On account of Pushpayagam, T.T.D has cancelled Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva on Thursday i.e Oct 30 and all arjitha sevas including Nijapada Darshanam, Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva on Friday i.e Oct 31, following this annual religious event.
Attached are the pics from 2013 Pushpayagam in Tirumala.