21 April 2015 Visakhapatnam:
On Tuesday Silk Vastrams was presented to Simhadri Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer Dr D.Samba Siva Rao and Joint Executive Officer Mr.K.S.Sreenivasa Raju on behalf of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam as per temple traditions.
Sri Varahalakshmi Narasimha Swamy, the lion-man Avatar of Sri Vishnu is the main deity in this 11th century ancient temple. This temple is one of the 18 Narasimha Kshetras, of Lord Narasimha, in India. The presiding deity is always covered with sandalwood paste all the year, and the nijaroopa darshan can be seen for only 12 hours in a year. On Akshaya Tritiya Day, the presiding deity is again covered with sandalwood paste. The festival of ‘Chandana yatra’ or ‘Chandanotsavam’ falls every year in Vaisakha (April/May).
On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, TTD has presented silk vastrams on behalf of Lord Venkateswara Swamy on Tuesday.
The temple priest Sri Seshadri and other officers were also present.