Govindaraja Swamy Brahmotsavams begin

Govindaraja Swamy Brahmotsavams begin
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The Brahmotsavams of Lord Sri Govindaraja Swamy commenced on a ceremonial note here on Wednesday with the traditional ritual Dhwajarohanam.The Garuda flag was hoisted over the temple pillar amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by temple priests

Tirupati: The Brahmotsavams of Lord Sri Govindaraja Swamy commenced on a ceremonial note here on Wednesday with the traditional ritual Dhwajarohanam.The Garuda flag was hoisted over the temple pillar amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by temple priests. Speaking to the media after the Dhwajarohanam ceremony, TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal said, akin to Tirumala temple, Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple happens to be one the most important and ancient temples located in the heart of the temple city. The annual fete which commenced on Wednesday will conclude on June 8 with Chakrasnanam.

Speaking on the occasion, Tirupati JEO P Bhaskar said that renowned Sri Vaishnava Saint Ramanujacharya consecrated Govindaraja Swamy temple in 1130 AD. The daily rituals in this temple are performed according to Vaikhanasa Agama. “Elaborate security arrangements, floral erections and electrical illuminations have been set up for the big fete,” he added. Temple Dy EO Varalakshmi, ACVSO Siva Kumar Reddy and other officials were also present.

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