Ugadi Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam in Tirumala Temple on 6th April

Tirumala, 3 Apr. 21: The traditional temple cleansing fete, Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be observed in Tirumala temple on April 6 in view of Telugu New Year's Day Ugadi on April 13.


This cleaning ritual is observed four times in a year, on the Tuesday falling before the festivities including Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Annual Brahmotsavams, Anivara Asthanam and Telugu Ugadi.


On Tuesday, the temple, sub-temples inside Tirumala temple, puja utensils, roofs, walls, ceilings will be cleansed with an aromatic mixture called Parimalam which will be sprayed all over. This amalgamation acts as a disinfectant and this fete will be observed between 6am and 9am.


While the cleansing process is on, the Mula Murthi will be covered with a white veil. After the cleaning process of the temple is completed, the veil is removed and remaining rituals and pujas will be carried out to the presiding deity by the Archakas.


The devotees will be allowed for darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy after the special pujas on that day.


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