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Fervour marks Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam
Splendour marked the conduct of Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam on Tuesday at the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara.
A rich herbal paste containing the mixture of high quality sandalwood powder, refined camphor, vermilion, turmeric and other herbaceous aromatic ingredients were applied to all the walls, pillars and ceiling inside the sanctum sanctorum as well as at all the sub-temples situated inside the temple complex and were thoroughly cleaned. The idol of the presiding deity was provided with a cover while the idols of other deities were removed from inside the sanctum to facilitate the cleansing festival.
A huge contingent of over 450 employees headed by TTD’s Executive officer D. Sambasiva Rao enthusiastically part in the Thriumnajnam festival that lasted for more than four hours.
Meanwhile, the temple administration dispensed with the performance of the weekly ‘Astadala Padapadmaradhana Seva’ inside the temple.
The darshan lines which were briefly interrupted in the morning resumed soon after the conclusion of the festival.
Pushpayagam enthrals devotees
Religious fervour marked the annual fête of Pushpayagam, which was performed with a wide assortment of flowers at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram, here on Tuesday.
The devotees were in for a visual delight as over seven tonnes of flowers including ornamental, aromatic and traditional ones were used in the festival of flowers. The celestial event displayed the grandeur of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy as the presiding deities were immersed with beautiful flowers, during the floral bath.
Earlier in the day, Snapana Tirumanjanam (celestial bath) was performed to the deities and later in the afternoon different varieties of flowers were taken in a procession from the Vahana Mandapam to the Temple, before the floral tribute.
According to scriptures, the festival is performed to propitiate the Lord and save the Earth (and its life forms) from natural calamities.
A folk dance artiste gives a performance during the Ashtabandha Brahmakalasha celebrations at Sri Manjunatha temple in Dharmastala on Monday.— Photo: by Special Arrangement
Tirupati college inks pact with Japanese co.
At a time when the State government is engaging positively with Japan eyeing employment and investment opportunities, here’s a college that has gone ‘the extra mile’ to reach out to the nation.
Shree Institute of Technical Education (SITE) chairman T. Damodaram exchanged copies of the MoU entered into with Internet Business Japan (IBJ) India head Jayanth Kumar, approving the company as its knowledge partner in Internet Technologies.
At a seminar on ‘Web of opportunities’ held on Monday, the speakers elucidated on the emerging trends in Internet Technologies and the job opportunities in the arena. Interacting with 500 students, IBJ chief global designer Kent Shikano and chief architect Yujiro Arakawa explained the skills required to improve chances in the job market. The academic qualifications and technical skills apart, knowledge of Japanese language and culture would certainly be an added advantage to students planning to make it big in that country, they said.
SITE vice-chairman Venugopal Tenkayala, a permanent resident of Japan, shared his vision for the college on how students would benefit from learning Japanese . He also mooted the idea of launching the Japan Cultural Academy in Tirupati.
Shree Institute of Technical Education (SITE) enters into an MoU with Internet Business Japan (IBJ) approving the company as its knowledge partner in Internet Technologies.