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Sanctified: Priests pouring holy water on the ’Kalasam’ atop the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Govindarajaswamy temple in Tirupati as part of the ‘Maha Samprokshanam’ conducted on Saturday. –
Sanctified: Priests pouring holy water on the ’Kalasam’ atop the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Govindarajaswamy temple in Tirupati as part of the ‘Maha Samprokshanam’ conducted on Saturday. –

Staff Reporter

Sub-temples thrown open to public after purification

TIRUPATI: ‘Maha Samprokshanam’ was performed amid religious fervour in the TTD’s Sri Govindaraja temple complex on Saturday. Priests and the Pedda Jeeyangar sanctified the ‘Kalasam’ atop the sanctum sanctorum by cleansing it with holy water.

The purificatory ritual marks the conclusion of the repairs and renovation work taken in the sub-temples of Parthasarathy, Andal, Kalyana Venkateswara, Varadaraja, Pundareekavalli Thayar and Vyasanjaneya, which were thrown open to public for prayers.

The ritual was part of the mending of the damages caused to the deities due to wear and tear and the periodical cleanup of the temple premises.

Homam for peace

The temple was befittingly decorated for the occasion with a variety of flowers. Earlier, the priests conducted ‘Homam’ for world peace and common good and ‘Poornahuthi’.

The ‘divine powers’ taken off the deities before conducting the renovation work was restored into the deities. Common devotees were allowed to have ‘darshan’ later. Joint Executive Officer V.Seshadri and Deputy Executive Officer A.Vasudevan, Agama advisor for local temples V.Vishnu Bhattacharyulu were among those who conducted the event.

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