Vishnu Bilwa Patrarchana Puja Commences

Tirumala, 10 Jan. 21: As part Dhanurmasa Vishnu Puja taken up TTD, the five day Bilwapatrarchana Vishnu Puja commenced in Tirumala on Sunday. 


This religious event took place at Vasantha Mandapam between 6am and 6:30am and live telecasted on SVBC. 


Speaking on the occasion, HDPP Secretary Acharya C Rajagopalan said, Bilwa (sacred fig) leaves are being revered as Maha Lakshmi and is a symbol of prosperity.  


Usually, Bilwa leaves are used in Sivarchana while Tulasi leaves in Vishnu Puja. But it is only in this sacred month of Dhanurmasa, Sri Maha Vishnu is being offered special puja with Bilwa leaves as per holy Hindu scriptures. 


Earlier, the replicas of Sri Srinivasa, Sridevi and Bhudevi were brought to Vasanta Mandapam and offered Dhooparchanam, Bilwarchanam and Nivedanam. A replica of Ananta Padmanabha Swamy was also placed in the background. 


After the Namarchana with Bilwa leaves, Harati was offered. This ritual will conclude in January 14 at Tirumala on the last day of Dhanurmasam.


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