Varalakshmi Vratam Held with Grandeur

Sri Varalakshmi Vratham was celebrated with celestial grandeur at Tiruchanur on Friday.


One of the most important Hindu festivals, Varalakshmi Vratam was observed with aplomb as scores of devotees took part in the ritual held at Asthana Mandapam.


The processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi Devi, in all Her splendour, was seated on a colourfully decorated platform-Padma Peetham with varieties of flowers.


Starting with Viswaksena Aradhana followed by Punyahavachanam, Ammavaru Aradhana Anga Puja, Saharanamarchana, the priests recited Varalakshmi Astottaram and performed the Vratam by chanting the eight different forms of Goddess Lakshmi Devi (Asta Lakshmi) including Sri (Wealth), Bhu (Earth), Sarasvati (learning), Priti (love), Kirti (Fame), Santi (Peace), Tushti (Pleasure) and Pushti (Strength) and sought Her blessings for the prosperity of humanity. Grandhi Pooja was also performed.


The mass Vratam which started at 10am continued till 12 noon and it was a spectacle for the devotees who converged to witness the mightiness of Padmavathi in all Her divine charm, in dazzling jewels and colourful floral garlands and silk vastram. Later 12 types of Nivedyams and concluded Maha Mangala Harati.


Agama Advisor Sri Srinivasacharyulu, Archaka Sri Babu Swamy and their team splendidly carried out the Vratam.


Speaking on the occasion the JEO Sri Veerabrahmam said, after a gap of two years due to the Covid Pandemic, the fete was held with the devout participation. "In online we have released 1000 plus tickets and in current booking issued 550 tickets. Devotees participated with religious ecstasy. In the evening, the goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi will take a celestial ride on Swarna Ratham along the Mada streets between 6pm and 7pm", he added.


TTD Board members Dr C Bhaskar Reddy, Sri P Ashok Kumar, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, DyEO Sri Lokanatham, Garden Deputy Director Sri Srinivasulu, VGOs Sri Manohar, Sri Bali Reddy, AEO Sri Prabhakar Reddy, Superintendents Sri Seshagiri, Smt Srivani, temple Inspector Sri Damodaram and others were present.


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