Festival of Umbrella Observed

Tirumala, 12 Aug. 19: The annual festival,  Chatrasthapanotsavam was observed with religious fervour in Tirumala on Monday. 

This is the traditional Umbrella Festival wherein new umbrellas will be erected at Narayanagiri Hills, which are often believed to be highest peak os Seven Hills in Tirumala. 

It is here that Sri Venkateswara Swamy is believed to have laid His first steps on this holy mountain. The devotees offer prayers to the set of Divine Feet which are visible at Narayanagiri mountains. Hence the place is also famous as Srivari Padalu and attracts lots of pilgrims every day. 

Special pujas were performed on this occasion. Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath was also present. 

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