TIRUMALA, MARCH 4: The temple town of Tirumala is gearing up for one of its most important and unique annual festival, Teppotsavams which will be observed from March 8 to 12.

Every year, this festival is celebrated on a grand scale in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of March.

On the first day, Lord Rama with Goddess Sita and Lakshmana Swamy 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 on Pournami, Sri Malayappa Swami along with His two consorts 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 on fourth day and on the final day, the utsava murtis will be taken out for a pleasure ride on the impressively decorated float for seven rounds.

The pilgrims throng to see the grandeur of the deities on this particular day since, the charm of full moon is an added attraction to the divine beauty of the deities.

Meanwhile TTD has cancelled Pournami Garuda Seva in connection with the annual float festival on March 12.

ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI