At the TTD-run Sri Venkateswara Vedic University campus,’ Dhanaprada Sri Maha Vishnu Yagam’ was performed to fend off misfortune and grant mankind riches.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has sought a divine solution to resolve it while the whole globe is struggling to wriggle out of the financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockout.
At the TTD-run Sri Venkateswara Vedic University (SVVU) campus here on December 15, ‘Dhanaprada Sri Maha Vishnu Yagam’ was performed to ward off misfortune and grant mankind riches.
Along with Additional Executive Officer A.V. Dharma Reddy and other senior officers, TTD Executive Officer K.S. Jawahar Reddy took part in the special ritual. Due to the effect of COVID-19, even the Tirumala temple remained closed for almost three months and faced a financial crisis at its own level, comparable to that of the state and the region,” recalled Dr. Jawahar Reddy.”
“In Narada Purana, which is narrated to Narada by the sage Sanatana Maharshi, the Yagam is mentioned,” said SVVU Vice-Chancellor Sannidhanam Sudarsana Sharma.
As part of the case for the deities of Sri Venkateswara and his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi, ‘Tulasi Bilwa Kamala Dalarchanam’ (offering of Bilwa, Tulasi leaves, and lotus flowers) was performed in the middle of chanting hymns. “Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are respectively worshipped with Tulasi and Bilwa leaves, but it is only in this auspicious month of ‘Dhanurmasam’ beginning on Tuesday that both leaves are offered to Maha Vishnu,” Dr. Sharma noted, naming it yet another indication of the incident. On that day the priests sang Sri Venkateswara Dasa Nama Stotram and Sri Venkateswara Mahishi Mahalakshmi Stotram.
The TTD has started conducting many spiritual programs since the pandemic started, such as Sundarakanda’s Parayanam (recitation), Dhanwantari Mahamantra, Yoga Vasishtyam, Bhagavadgita, and Virata Parvam.
Financial Advisor and Chief Accounting Officer O. Balaji, Chief Accounts Officer Sesha Sailendra, Educational Officer of Devasthanam Ramana Prasad, Chief Executive Officer of SVBC Suresh Kumar, Vedic scholar Pavanakumar Sharma, faculty members of the varsity, and students participated.
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