PUSHPAYAGAM PERFORMED IN THE PREMISES OF SRI PADMAVATHI AMMA VARI TEMPLE, TIRUCHANOOR / TIRUCHANOOR PUSHPAYAGAM
Enchanting fragrance spread all over the premises of Sri Padmavathi Amma Varu Temple, Tiruchanoor, where the festival of flowers-Pushpayagam took place in ceremonial way.
Usually this religious ceremony is performed after Annual Brahmotsavams on the asterism of Kartheeka Maasam as per Hindu calendar.
After the daily pujas, Goddess Sri Padmavathi AmmaVaru is seated on a special golden platform and Snapana Tirumanjanam was performed.
Later the utsava murthy is decked up and the most unique worship was done to them with tones of varieties of flowers.
Traditional flowers including sampangi, maruvam, davanam, chamanthi, roses, kaluva etc. were blessed to have touched the deities from top to bottom in this floral bath rendered to them amidst chanting of vedic hymns.
This religious floral fete has come to an end with the deities immersed to their neck depth. Later procession was taken place in the evening.
There was an age old belief that this festival is usually performed to save the earth from natural calamities such as quakes, cyclones, epidemics and appease the Lord to save the life of humanity, flora and fauna from all the catastrophes.tweet