Thursday, 20 August 2015

SWAMY PUSHKARINI - TIRUMALA



Swamy pushkarini is located on Tirumala Hills on Northeast of Sri venkateswara swamyTemple beside  Adi varaha swamy Temple.
It is a custom in most of the temples Pushkarini is built.
Pushkarini on the Tirumala Hills is special.Taking Bath in the Sri Vari(Lord venkateswara) Pushkarini  is as good as taking bath in Ganges. It relieves devotees of problems.Those who take bath in this Pushkarini gets back their lost glory, Property,Position.
Chakra Snanam 
Chakra Snanam, Chakra (sudarshan Chakra) Snana(Bath) is conducted in this pushkarini. Lacs of people take bath in pushkarini on that day. VIPs , politicians take bath by standing next to Preists,  who conduct bath.  
This celestial fete of holy bath to Sudarshana Chakrattalwar(conch) is being observed four times in a year in Tirumala during annual brahmotsavams, Rathasapthami, Vaikuntha Dwadasi and during Anantha Padmanabha Vratam.
Many of the people going to Tirumala take bath in pushkarini , or atleast sprinkle pushkarini water on their heads
Teppostava:
Pushkarini is illuminated with Lights and people throng to see it Teppostava on the Hills.
Every year during Phalguna Pournami, this festival is celebrated on a grand scale in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of chaitra (March).
On the first day, Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshmana is offered worship and taken out for a celestial ride on the finely decked float in Swamy Pushkarini.
On the second day, Lord Sri Krishna and Rukmini are offered puja and taken for pleasure ride on float.
During the remaining three days beginning with Trayodasi and ending with Pournami, Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi are taken out for a ride in the temple tank.
On the third day, there will be three rounds followed by five rounds and on the final day, the utsava murtis will be taken out for pleasure ride on the impressively decorated float for seven rounds.