Tirumala, 07 October 2021: The nine-day annual Brahmotsavams are off to a colorful and spiritual start with the Dwajarohanam ceremony held in the auspicious Meena Lagnam between 5:10 pm and 5:30 pm on Thursday in Tirumala temple.
Earlier, the Dhwajapatam with the image of Garudalwar was rendered special pujas in the temple. This was followed by a procession of processional deities accompanied by Parivara deities within the temple complex circumambulating Vimana Prakaram.
Later in the evening, the Garuda Dhwajapatham was hoisted on the Dwajasthambham-the temple pillar, amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by Vedic scholars.
Significance of Dwajarohanam
The significance behind this ceremony is that Garuda, the ardent disciple of Sri Maha Vishnu (Sri Venkateswara Swamy) goes to all Lokas to invite all the three crore deities mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures, Saptharshis, and representatives of different worlds to take part in the Navahnika Brahmotsavam of His Master and make it a grand success.