Tirumala: The traditional temple cleansing ritual "Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam" was performed with religious fervour in Tirumala temple on Tuesday. A special aromatic mixture "Parimalam" is applied to walls, roof of entire sanctum sanctorum, other small-temples after they were cleansed with water jet.
TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal, JEO K S Sreenivasa Raju and others taking part in Tirumanjanam at Tirumala on Tuesday
While the entire process was underway, the presiding deity was covered with a white veil. It took over three hours for cleansing of temple and puja utensils. Later, the veil on Mula Virat was removed and special puja was performed.