Tirumala on 6 January 2015: The “Divine Love Game” enacted by the Lord Venkateshwara Swamy with his two companions ( Padhmavathi Ammavaru and Lakshmi Devi) with religious ecstasy as a part of “Pranaya Kalahotsavam” festival on Tuesday evening much to the charm of tens of thousands of devotees who flooded Tirumala hills to view the fun filled special religious festival.
It was all about enjoyable and frolic when the processional deities reached the north-east corner of the temple in opposite directions on the golden palanquins where the divine Love Game was enacted.
The priests were divided into two teams. the primary group stood by the side of the lord, the second represented the consorts. After indulging in a number of love baits, each teams engaged in lofting of flower balls at one another, including the element of enticement. The Jeeyars rendered the pasurams in Alwar Divya Prabandham which have been penned by Sri Nammalwar in “Nindastuti” fashion on this occsion.
Devotees have been sent into peels of laughter when priests on either side symbolically enacted escaping the floral ball assaults from the opposite group.
Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam EO Sri Dr D.Samba Siva Rao, Temple DyEO Sri C.Ramana and other temple officers have been additionally present with Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Sri P Radhakrishna.
As part of the festival, Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam authorities had dispensed with the conduct of Vasanthotsavam on Tuesday evening.
photo from ttd