3-04-2016, Tirupati: On Sunday Pushpayagam the annual floral festival was celebrated in Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram.
Utsava Murthies were seated on a fully decorated mandapam after Snapana tirumanjanam was performed with tonnes of different varieties of flowers on the religious fete.
Pushpayagam History: This is a 15th century festival which is restarted by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam from 1980. This Festival is celebrated after the Yearly Brahmotsavam festival of the respective temple. This is a festival to purify the daiety ritual to the omissions and commissions carried out both knowingly or unknowingly by the temple priests, Temple officers and even pilgrims.
More than 5 tonnes flowers have been used to offer floral bath to the deities.
Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Bhanwar Lal, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Joint Executive Officer Mr. Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Mr. Venkataiah, AEO Mr. Dhananjeyulu and many other officials were present in this festival.photo from ttd