Tirupati: On Monday evening, the monthly Pournami Garuda Seva was celebrated with religious fervour at the scared abode of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala. The huge gathering of pilgrims in the galleries of Mada streets reminded one of Brahmotsava Garuda Seva.
As part of the fete, the processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy was first taken to Vahana mandapam, where the temple priests offered venchepu to the deity.
Later, the Lord was taken on a celestial ride atop Garuda Vahanam, which proceeded along the four mada streets between 7 pm and 9 pm. The devotees chanted Govinda namam on the very sight of Lord on the divine vehicle.
They offered harathi to the deity all along the procession through the temple streets in Tirumala.
Meanwhile, the TTD also observed Garuda Vahana simultaneously at the local temples including Govindaraja Swamy temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Appalayagunta temple and Tiruchanoor.
Devotees from various parts of the district took part in the celestial procession with devotion and enthusiasm.
The TTD officials made elaborated arrangements for the Garuda Vahana seva, held at almost five temples, including the Tirumala shrine.
The TTD officials and devotees took part in the events in large numbers this morning....