TIRUMALA: The annual ‘Ani Vara Asthanam’ was on Thursday observed at the temple of Lord Venkateswara. Special rituals like procession of ‘Visesha padi’ and presentation of a set of new silk ‘vastrams’ to the lord was conducted inside the Vimana prakaram followed by ‘Asthanam’. Later in the evening the processional deities of lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by his two consorts were taken around the Mada streets in a grand procession on an exquisitely flower bedecked palanquin.