AMARAVATI: Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Srinivasa Kalyanams have been organized at various cities of Europe including the United Kingdom over the past two weeks, with two more events held last weekend in Paris (France) and Dublin (Ireland) on October 7 and 8 respectively on a grand scale. Idols of the Lord Venkateswara and Goddesses were brought from Tirumala for these Kalyanam events.
At the request of NRI Telugu and other cultural associations, Venkat S. Medapati, President, APNRTS, an entity of GoAP in the service of NRIs, obtained approval from TTD Chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy garu and EO Dharma Reddy garu to organise Kalyanam events in various cities of the UK and Europe. APNRT Society facilitated the events and coordinated with the TTD and NRI religious and cultural organisations and ensured successful implementation of the events. TTD priests & Vedic pundits performed the events as per the Vykhanasa Aagamam tradition.
Hindu volunteer organisations in Europe made all the necessary arrangements for the events, including the Kalyanam venue and stage, which were arranged following aesthetic and divine themes. NRI devotees participated in large numbers from Telugu as well as other states: Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, etc. in these events. Govinda namas reverberated at these venues and devotees witnessed Lord Venkateswara’s splendid Kalyanam. Laddu prasadams brought directly from Tirumala were distributed to them.
Venkat S. Medapati, Advisor to GoAP, NRT Affairs and President, APNRTS, participating in these events informed that as per the directives of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy garu and under the guidance of TTD Chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy garu Srinivasa Kalyanam events are being organised on a grand scale. TTD priests & Vedic pundits are performing Punyahavachanam, Viswaksena aaradhana, ankurarpana, mahasankalpam, kanyadanam, mangalyadharana, vaarana mayiram, and harathi rituals as per Kalyanotsava Kratuvu. He added that two more events will be organised in the United Kingdom this weekend on 14th and 15th of October.
Cannabirane, Poyyamozhi Marc, Rajendra Prasad, A Ankarao, P Santosh, D Anil Rao and APNRTS Coordinators made all the arrangements for the events.
Ministers and local officials in Paris, Dublin and NRI devotees in large numbers participated in these events. Dy. EE V.J.Nagaraju from TTD oversaw administration, SVBC Director Srinivas Reddy coordinated SVBC live coverage for the events. (ANI)