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Vasanthotsavam begins

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New venue will host the event this year

TIRUMALA: The three day annual Vasanthotsavams began at the temple of Lord Venkateswara here on Tuesday. Earlier, the three-day annual fete used to be carried out at the Vasantha Mandapam built a few decades back specially for the purpose. But the TTD management initiating developmental activities as part of its implementation of the master plan demolished the structure last year. The new venue -- Vaibhavotsava Mandapam -- situated in front of the main temple complex was spruced up for Vasanthotsavams.

The priests on Monday completed religious formalities like Punya Vachanam, Vaasthu Santhi and Samprokshanam.

Rituals like Snapana Thirumanjanam were conducted to the processional deities of Lord Malayappa swamy and his two divine consorts at the new mandapam.

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