Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam 29 March 2011 ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam 29 March 2011

Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam is a purification ceremony held in Shri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati. It is performed four times a year before Ugadi, Anivari Asthanam, Vaikunta Ekadashi and the annual Brahmotsavam.
After the first bell, the idols and other articles in the sanctum are transferred to another chamber. Then the sanctum is cleaned and a paste comprising Vermilion, benzoin and sandalwood is applied on the walls. Later, the walls are cleaned. After the second bell, the food is offered to the deity

Koil Alwar means 'Holy Shrine'. The main purpose of performing koil Tirumanjanam is purification of sanctum santorum and temple premises. During the cermony all the murtis and other articles are removed from santum santorum and the mula murti is covered with water- proof covering. The entire garbhafriham, including floors, ceilings and walls are then cleaned and brushed well eith plenty of water. The whole place is then smeared with kunkum, champor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric etc. as disincecant. the covering of the main deity is then removed and the deities, deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Purificatory pujas and Naivedyams are the offered to thedeity. This ceremony performed strictly as per the agamas is conducted in a year four times: (1) before Ugadi (2) before Anivara Asthanam (3) before Vaikunta Eakadasi (4) before Annual Brahmotsavam

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