Tiruchanoor Sri Padmavathi Temple Float Festival starts on 20-06-2021
Tiruchanoor Sri Padmavathi Temple Float Festival starts on 24-06-2021
The annual float festival of Sri Padmavathi Devi in Thiruchanoor is wonderful. During this festival, the Goddess takes a nice chariot. Festivals are held in almost all temples in South India at different times according to custom, especially during the spring season. Sri Padmavathi Devi Temple is located in Tiruchanur, Tirupati. Padmavathi Devi is also known as Alamelu Mangamma and she is the wife of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
The annual float festival of Thiruchanoor Padmavathi Devi is wonderful. During this festival, the Goddess takes a lovely rhino in a finely decorated flotilla at Padma Sarovar, the festival is celebrated for 5 days. Usually, the annual festival of the Goddess is celebrated from Jyestha Suddha Ekadasi Pournami. The flotilla turns out to be a divine setting with stunning floral decoration and serial lighting to peek out against the blue sky background.
On the first day, the processional deities of Lord Sri Krishna with Rukmini Devi and Sathyabhama while taking a heavenly ride on the float. On the second day, Goddess Padmavathi Devi takes a float ride to bless the devotees.
The processional idols are taken out in procession from the temple to Pushkariki, located near the temple. Later, the deity is taken away in a colorful flotilla. Padmavati Devi blesses the devotees of the flotilla during the 5 days. The processional deity will be carried on a Garuda Vahanam procession around the temple on the last day. During the chariot festival, Goddess Padmavathi Ammavaru will be beautifully decorated with expensive ornaments and beautiful flowers. TTD organizes special devotional programs in connection with the celestial festival under the auspices of the Hindu Drama Prachara Parishad to inspire and invoke spiritual values in the hearts of large numbers of devotees of Goddess Padmavathi Devi.
As innumerable pilgrims visit Thiruchananur and Tirumala equally, the TTD will make all facilities for the conveyance of pilgrims with more buses run by APSRTC and Annaprasadam made freely available every day for the pilgrims.