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Tirumala Temple to be purified

February 5, 2006, Tirumala

The Agama Shasta Advisory Board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on Sunday decided to perform Ashtadikbandhana Balalaya Mahasamprokshana, the purification ceremony which is conducted every 12 years on September 2.

The Board that met under the Chairmanship of TTD Executive Officer APVN Sharma at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Sunday decided to perform the purification ceremony for five days starting from September 2. During the ceremony, the presiding deity in sanctum sanctorum and other processional deities would be anointed with herbal powders according to the procedure laid down in the scriptures.

All sevas and rituals in the temple would be canceled during the ceremony.


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