Tirupati, Feb 28 : As per tradition the Andal garlands for decoration in the most significant Garuda seva were brought in a grand procession from the Govindaraja Swamy Temple to Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram on Thursday.
Devotees from all over temple participated in the grand procession named as Goda Kalana yatra which crossed SV Gosamrakshana shala, Tatithopu and Perumallapalli.
The procession of the garlands on a caparisoned elephant exuded devotional potion with chakka bhajans, Kolatas and drum beating in praise of Lord Venkateswara.
The garlands were adorned on the mula virat of the Sri Sri Kalyana Venkateswara temple after traditional rituals. The same garlands will decor the utsava idols of Garuda seva on Thursday evening.
Pedda Jeeyangar Swamy, Chinna Jeeyangar Swamy, local temple officials and others participated in the event. On the sixth day, of the ongoing Brahmotsavam of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple, Golden Chariot.
Swarna Rathotsavam will be grandly conducted on Sunday evening along the four mada streets. Later on Lord will ride on Gaja Vahanam and bless the devotees. (UNI)