The celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara was performed amid religious fervour at the famous Sri Lakshmi Padmavathi Sameta Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple here on Wednesday.

Devotees from far and near thronged the temple at Janke Ramireddynagar to witness the religious event held as part of the sixth annual seven-day Brahmotsavam festival which began on Sunday.

Vedic priests, led by Peddanti Venkata Bhaskara Satyanarayanacharyulu, performed the rituals.Chants of Govinda Govinda rented the air. Religious discourse by Prabakara Sarma stood as highlight.

A massive community feast was organised on the occasion by the devasthanam committee led by its president Chakka Malakonda Narasimha Rao. According to a legend, the festival was first performed by Lord Brahma to thank Lord Venkateswara for protecting the mankind.