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Tirupati: All set for Padmavati annual fest

Posted November 15th, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Tirupati: All set for Padmavati annual fest

TIRUPATI: The annual Navahnika Kartika Brahmotsavam of Goddess Sri Padmavati Devi is all set commence from November 15 which will last up to November 23 showcasing her divine splendour and grandeur. On the lines of Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsavams, Lord Brahma, the Creator had the privilege of having performed the first festival for Goddess and hence named after him as ‘Brahmotsavams’.

It is believed that Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi incarnated on the auspicious day of Friday on Panchami Tithi in Vijaya Lagna Uttaradhada Nakshatram during Suklapaksha in the month of Karthika in a 1000-petal lotus flower as 16-year beautiful girl in Padma Sarovaram, the holy temple tank. Since she appeared in the golden lotus she is revered by various names, as Padmalaye, Padmahasta, Padmapriye, Padmini, Padmasini, Padmavati, Padmaja and many more sacred names with Padma as prefix.

In Tirumala Lord Malayappa takes ride along with His Consorts on Kalpavriksha, Sarvabhupala, Mutyapupandiri, Swarna Ratham and Rathotsavam while Goddess Padmavathi Devi as ‘Sarva Swatanta Lakshmi’ takes ride on all vahanams all alone displaying her elegance. It will be a visual spectacle for the devotees to watch the divine Mother taking pleasure ride on various vahanams with royalty showcasing her grandeur during these nine days.

The police and TTD vigilance has also arranged huge security arrangements and traffic diversions to make it convenient to the devotees coming from all parts of the state. The police has also installed CCTV cameras.