This is considered as one of the most-important annual festivals in Tirumala, lasting three days in the month of Jyeshta. The concluding fete coincides with the advent of Jyeshta star in the constellation. (DC)
TIRUPATI: The three-day sacred festival of Jyeshta Abhishekam concluded on a grand note at the Srivari temple in Tirumala on Sunday, when the idols of Lord Malayappa Swamy and his consorts were re-draped in gold kavacham (armour).
Jyeshta Aabhisekam is a devotional sacred ritual aimed at preserving the utsava bronze idols of Malayappa Swamy and his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi from corrosion due to the frequent abhisekams and rituals held throughout the year.
This is considered as one of the most-important annual festivals in Tirumala, lasting three days in the month of Jyeshta. The concluding fete coincides with the advent of Jyeshta star in the constellation.
On the final day, the processional deities of Lord Malayappa and his consorts were given Snapana Tirumanjanam (celestial bath), amid chanting of Vedic hymns by the Archakas. Thereafter, the Maha Shanti Homam was performed at the Kalyana Mandapam in Sampangi prakaram inside the temple.
Later, a puja was conducted to the Swarna Kavacham before the deities were decorated with it. The Lord will be in the same golden armour the entire year till the next Jyeshta Abhishekam.
After the Sahasra Deepalankara Seva, the deities were taken in a celestial procession along four Mada streets to bless devotees.
Tirumala Pedda Jeeyar Swamy and Chinna Jeeyar Swamy of Tirumala, TTD EO Dharma Reddy, temple deputy EO Loganatham and others were present.