Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru Chakra Snanam 2013Sri Padmavati Devi in a Golden Lotus in Padma Sarovaram on Sukla Panchami of Kartheeka month. The rituals commenced with the grand procession of temple elephant during the wee hours from Tirumala to Tiruchanoor which carried the "Sare"(gift from Lord to his beloved consort comprising turmeric,kumkum, tulsi etc.) on this ceremonious occasion.
After rendering special pujas the temple priests performed Snapana Tirumanjanam
(celestial bath with milk, honey, turmeric, coconut water and turmeric) to Chakrattalwar and processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi in the specially decorated mandapam in the temple tank. While performing puja as per Pancharatra Agama, the priests adorned the deities with specially made Cardamom, Kuruveru(a type rivergrass), American rasp berry, cherry garlands which fascinated the devotees.
When the priests immersed the ‘Chakra’ into the tank, the devotees, as if waiting for the moment, plunged into the water, as it is believed to rid one of all misfortune.
As is the practice, several socio-charitable organisations performed ‘Annadanam’ for the benefit of the pilgrims.
The TTD alone served meals to one lakh devotees at three different points.