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Padmavathi Parinayam at Tirumala Temple

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Padmavathi-ParinayamThis festival is celebrated in the month of May. The artistically decked Parinayotsava Mandapam in the Narayanagiri gardens is the venue of the celestial wedding of Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi.

This three – day annual festival is performed in the evening under the moon light. In this colorful ceremony conducted on Navami, Dasami and Ekadasi in the month of Vaisakha, Sri Malayappaswami, the festival deity of Lord Venkateswara, arrives in style on Gaja, Aswa and Garuda Vahanas on each of the respective days, while Sridevi and Bhudevi arrive on separate palanquins. Every day after the wedding in the Parinayotsava Mandapam, ‘Koluvu’ is held. After reciting the vedic hymns and singing the devotional sons, Lord along with Sridevi and Bhudevi return to the temple.

On the first day, Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy arrives on celestial Gaja Vahanam and His two consorts, Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhudevi on separate Palanquins.

This divine wedding ceremony takes place as per the Hindu marriage tradition in an interesting manner. As a part of this, the Lord is seated inside the finely decorated Parinaya Mandapam, while His two consorts on the opposite side.

Edurukolu (Receiving each other), (Pula Bantata) Game of Flower Balls, Vastra Dharanam(offering of new clothes) are traditionally conducted. The same process will take place on all the three days. At the end of this grand divine marriage, firing of crackers adds additional glamour to the entire ceremony. After completion of wedding ceremony, Lord Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi return to main temple.

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