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EXCHANGING VOWS: Priests asking married couples to watch `Arundhati nakshatram' at the mass marriage programme at TTD kalyanamantapam in Kadapa on Thursday.
EXCHANGING VOWS: Priests asking married couples to watch `Arundhati nakshatram' at the mass marriage programme at TTD kalyanamantapam in Kadapa on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Public representatives attend the TTD-sponsored `Kalyanamastu' and bless the couples

KADAPA: Two hundred and eight couples entered into wedlock in `Abhijit lagnam' at 11.54 a.m. under `Kalyanamastu' mass marriage programme organised by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in Kadapa district on Thursday. Vidwan Sottu Sambamurthy led priests who performed 18 marriages at TTD kalyana mantapam here in the presence of Kadapa Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy, city Congress president T. Sivasankar and Dharma Prachara Parishad organising secretary Prakash Reddy, who blessed the couples.

TTD officials presented gold `mangalasutram', silver toe-rings, new clothes and a book on the importance of Hindu marriage system to each couple. Couples tying the nuptial knot included 18 at Kadapa, 31 at Proddatur, 21 at Jammalamadugu, six in Rajampet, 22 at Pulivendula, 14 at Yerraguntla, 15 at Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy temple at Gandi, 15 at Obulavaripalle, 13 at Mydukur, 11 at Badvel. Kadapa Mayor, however, lamented tardy response from couples.Kurnool Special Correspondent writes: Two hundreds marriages were performed as part of the TTD mass weddings across the state on Thursday.


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