TTD gears up for mock hunting festival

Tirumala: The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams will spruce up for the mock a�?Celestial Safaria�?, Paruveta Utsavam which occurs on January 15, a day after Sankranthi festival in Tirumala.

During this fete, the processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and Sri Krishna Swamy will be taken to Paruveta Mandapam located in the thick green woods ofA�SeshachalaA�rangesA�in Tirumala on the auspicious day of Kanuma festival on Sunday.

Later the temple priests and officials take part in this mock hunt as a part of the festival. After the mock hunt, the deities are brought back to the main temple in the evening. -NSS

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