TTD Executive Officer M.G. Gopal and Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy serve food at the Kartheeka Vanabhojanam organised by the Devasthanams at Thondavada temple near Tirupati on Sunday.
The auspicious Karthika month is known for community gatherings and temple worship. The age-old concept of ‘Vanabhojanam’ at places of worship is a two-pronged strategy to let the people gather with families and friends to pray for global well-being.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) took the lead in organising ‘Karthika Vanabhojanam’ at the famous Agastheeswara temple at Thondawada on the banks of river Swarnamukhi here on Sunday. Religious fervour marked the special prayers offered at the temple, as well as the spiritual-cum-cultural programmes organised on the occasion.
Under the aegis of the TTD’s propagation arm, Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishat (HDPP), devotional programmes including ‘Harikatha Parayanam’, ‘Annamaiah Sankeerthana’ and ‘Bhajans’ were performed by artistes, which enthralled the participants.
Chandragiri legislator Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy took part in the fete at the temple, which is commonly known as ‘Mukkoti.’ Similarly, the Tirupati Brahmana Samajam (TBS) conducted a similar event at Springdale Public School campus, which was marked by ‘pravachanam’ (spiritual oration) and a special ‘puja’ for common good. Special competitions were conducted for children and women on the occasion.
It was only last week that the Kamma community organised a ‘Vanabhojanam’ at the D. Rama Naidu Gardens on the city outskirts.
‘Karthika Vanamahotsav’ was celebrated with religious fervour on the last Sunday of the ‘Karthika Masam.’ Transport Minister Sidda Raghava Rao offered prayers at Hariharikshetra temple at Chimakurthy. Special pujas were performed to Hari Hara as also Ayyappa. Fervour marked performance of ‘Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam’ to Bhuvaneswari Sameta Pasupatheswarudu temple near Rangarayuduchervu. ‘Vanabhojanam’ was organised by different communities