Staff Reporter

Tirumala: Religious fervour marked the Golden Chariot procession organised at the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Monday in connection with the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi festival.

The processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by his two divine consorts on either side mounted atop the dazzling chariot was dragged around the mada streets encircling the holy shrine in a grand procession.

Tens of thousands of devotees took part in the colourful procession that lasted for more than an hour.