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Lord blesses devotees on mammoth chariot at Appalayagunta

Lord blesses devotees on mammoth chariot at AppalayaguntaLord Sri Prasanna Venkateswara riding on a ratham at Mada streets in Tirupati on Thursday
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On eighth day of ongoing annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple at Appalayagunta, near here, the Lord was flanked by his two consorts atop the sacred Ratham and blessed the devotees gathered in good numbers to witness the fete.

Tirupati: On eighth day of ongoing annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple at Appalayagunta, near here, the Lord was flanked by his two consorts atop the sacred Ratham and blessed the devotees gathered in good numbers to witness the fete.

The imperial parade on the Mada streets is accompanied by teams of bhakti bhajans, kolatas and devotees chanting Govinda and Govinda dragged the divine ratham. Sri Prasanna Venkateswara was seated on colourfully decorated wooden chariot during the fete as devotees flocked to pull the rope of the mammoth chariot.

On the occasion, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) made elaborate security arrangements with the help of police, 'Srivari Sevakulu' and vigilance sleuths to prevent any untoward incidents during the procession.

The chariot was tastefully decorated with different varieties of flowers, flags and festoons. The dance troupes added colour to theprocession. JEO B Lakshmikantham, Deputy EO Jhansi Rani and others were present.

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