Tirumala:After declaring 'Anjanadri' located in the green woods of Tirumala near Akasa Ganga as the original birth place of Sri Anjaneya Swamy, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has celebrated its maiden Hanuman Jayanthi fete in this sacred place on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion after participating in the special abhishekam being performed to the presiding deities of Anjana Devi and Bala Anjaneya Swamy located in the newly constructed temple at Akasa Ganga, TTD Executive Officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy said, "This year we will be observing Hanuman Jayanti festivities for five days till June 8.
This festival will be observed with utmost grandeur every year at Anjanadri in Tirumala apart from special abhishekam to Bedi Anjaneya Swamy and Seventh Mile Anjaneya Swamy", he maintained.
Later National Sanskrit University Vice Chancellor Muralidhara Sharma said, Hanuman Jayanthi will be observed on the auspicious day of Vaisakha Suddha Dasami.According to Skanda Purana, Anjaneya was born to Anjana Devi after her penance which lasted for over thousands of years.
Earlier, Abhishekam and Archana were performed to the divine Mother-Son duo amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by Vedic Pundits following Covid guidelines.Later Sri Anjaneya Swamy was decked with betel leaves and jasmine garlands.
For the sake of global devotees, the entire event was telecasted live on SVBC.
Thereafter, Ms Jayanthi Savitri team rendered Harikatha Parayanam on the Glory of Hanumantha on the celestial occasion.
Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy, Chief Vigilance and Security Officer Gopinath Jatti, SVBC CEO Suresh Kumar and other officers were also present.(UNI)