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Processional deity taken around on seventh day of Kartheeka Brahmotsavams at Tiruchanur

‘SRINIVASA KALYANAM’:Artistes dressed as Srinivasa, Padmavathi and King Akasaraja during the procession of the deity being taken on Surya Prabha Vahanam as part of Kartheeka Brahmotsavams at Tiruchanur, on Friday.— Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
‘SRINIVASA KALYANAM’:Artistes dressed as Srinivasa, Padmavathi and King Akasaraja during the procession of the deity being taken on Surya Prabha Vahanam as part of Kartheeka Brahmotsavams at Tiruchanur, on Friday.— Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

The processional deity of goddess Padmavathi was taken out on carriers resembling the Sun and the Moon as part of the Kartheeka Brahmotsavams currently on at the Tiruchanur temple, in the morning and evening respectively on Friday.

Both the carriers on the seventh day resemble a halo around the deity. While the gold-gilded ‘Surya Prabha’ is in bright yellow colour signifying the dazzling ball of fire, the ‘Chandra Prabha’ is made of silver, which gives a tinge of whiteness and indicates sobriety.

Lambada women took part in large numbers and performed tribal dance ahead of the procession. Similarly, ‘Srinivasa Kalyanam’ dance ballet was performed on-the-move, as the artistes danced while walking alongside the procession. The artistes donning the mythological characters of Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi (both with garlands) attained nuptial bliss when the latter’s father King Akasaraja performed their wedding.

On the occasion, TTD Executive Officer L.V. Subrahmanyam released a Hindi bhajan audio compact disc ‘Bhajorey Bhaiyya Ram Govind Hari’ sung by Sabari Girish, noted vocalist and a teacher at TTD-run Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance.

Joint Executive Officer P. Venkatrami Reddy, Deputy Inspector General of Police Charu Sinha, TTD Chief Vigilance and Security Officer G.V.G. Ashok Kumar, Deputy EO Gopala Krishna, Asst. EO Venu Gopal, Superintending Engineer Ramachandra Reddy took part.


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