Keerthi Suresh


TTD JEo Inspects Arrangements in Vontimitta

In connection with annual brahmotsavams at Vontimitta Sri Kodandaramalayam scheduled to commence from March 30 onwards, JEO Sri Veerabrahmam inspected the ongoing works with other officials on Saturday.

As part of it, he also inspected the Kalyana Vedika where the state festival of Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam is set to take place on April 5.

Speaking to the media the JEO said, the works are going on a fast pace in Vontimitta as per our plan. TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy will hold a review meeting over arrangements with the TTD and district officials on Sunday.

"Prior to it today we inspected and the arrangements to be made for Annaprasadam, buttermilk, water distribution, security arrangements at CM camping place, temple, kalyana vedika, engineering works etc., he added.

CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SVBC CEO Sri Shanmukh Kumar, Catering Special Officer Sri Shastry and other officials were present.

Annamacharya Vardhanti Festivities Commences

In connection with the 520th Vardhanti fete of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya, the festivities have commenced in Annamacharya Kalamandiram at Tirupati with Annamayya Gosti Ganam.

In Mahati also Harikatha Parayanam and devotional cultural programme will be presented on the occasion.

Annamacharya Project Director Dr Vibhishana Sharma is supervising the arrangements.

Annamacharya Vardhanti Observed

The 520th Death Anniversary of Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya was observed with utmost devotion in Tirumala on Saturday evening.

The 46th Pontiff of Ahobilam Mutt Sri Satagopa Ranganatha Yateendra Mahadesikan Swamiji in his Anugraha Bhashanam on the occasion recalled the connection of Annamacharya with Ahobila Mutt and said the saint poet underwent his vedic education in the Mutt. He also said with the divine blessings of Sri Narasimha Swamy, Annamacharya was granted 32 Beejakshara Maha Mantram and penned 32thousand poetical gems in the form of Sankeertans.

Annamacharya Project Chief Dr Vibhishana Sharma said TTD is bringing out ''Annamaiah Sankeertana Lahari'' soon in the form of a book with meanings and essence for each Kriti.

"Last year we tuned 300 new songs and this year another 340 are under way", he maintained.

Earlier, the Annamacharya Project artistes and vocalists of SV College of Music and Dance rendered Sapthagiri Sankeertans penned by the saint poet in a befitting manner in front of Sri Malayappa Swamy flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi on a finely decked unjal in Narayanagiri Gardens.

Later TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy presented the Srivari prasadams to the Pontiff.

Temple Peishkar Sri Srihari, TTD Asthana Vidhwan Dr Balakrishna Prasad, Principal of SVCMD Dr Uma Muddubala, veteran and versatile Annamacharya Project artistes, Bhajana team members from different states were also present.

Akhanda Hanuman Chalisa Held

Akhanda Hanuman Chalisa was held at Nada Neerajanam and Astana Mandapam in Tirumala on Saturday.

The recitation began at 9:30 and will conclude on Sunday. This is to continue for 24 hours.

This religious event took place under the supervision of Former TTD Trust Board Member and Yuga Tulasi founder Sri Siva Kumar.

TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, 500 devotees belonging to twin Telugu states were also present.

Puspayagam Held

The annual Pushpayagam was held with spiritual fervour in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram on Saturday.

Earlier during the day Snapana Tirumanjanam was held to the deities while in the evening Pushpayagam was performed between 2pm and 4:30pm.

About 3.5tonnes of varieties of flowers donated by flower donors from Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Telengana apart from AP were used.

Special Gr DyEO Smt Varalakshmi, Garden Deputy Director Sri Srinivasulu and other officials and devotees were present.