Gaiety marked the conduct of the annual ‘Pushpa Yagam’ festival at the sacred shrine of Lord Venkateswara on Monday.

Over eight tonnes of flowers of various hues, both traditional and ornamental, went into the ‘Pushpa Yagam’. The celestial event was preceded by the ceremonious conduct of Snapana Thirumnajanam to the processional deities of Lord Malayappa and his two divine consorts at the Sampangi prakaram inside the hill temple.