2013 Apr 19: Divya Saketham, AP, India
Sita Rama Kalyano:thsavam was grandly performed at Divya Saketham in the divine presence of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji & HH Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji.
This celestial wedding is conducted every year on ‘Sri Rama Navami’ day, the birthday of Lord Vishnu’s ‘human’ incarnation as Sri Rama.
The wonderfully decorated deities of Sri Rama and Sita Devi were made to sit on the flower-bedecked Ranga mandapam and the Divya Saketham priests conducted the celestial wedding ceremony by following the procedures laid down in the scriptures in the presence of acharyas, scholars and large number of devotees.
Later, the new bride and groom were taken on a colourful procession around the temple and JIVA campus to the delight of everyone.
‘Muthyala Thalambralu’- The showering of pearls on Sita & Rama was carried on with great fervor.
As tradition, ‘pa:nakam – the sweet drink made up of jaggery and water’ and ‘vadapappu – the soaked mong dal’ were offered to The Lord and distributed to devotees.
‘Sri Rama Pattabhishekam’ (coronation ceremony) was also performed.
In the evening, ‘Sri Rama Darbar’ – the grand assembly was held in the presence of Sita sametha Kalyana Rama, a:lvars and acharyas, where devotees enjoyed Sita Rama Sankirtanas on a cool breezy night. Later, divine akshathas with pearls showered on Sita Rama were distributed to devotees and volunteers who contributed their time & effort to the cause of various service activities of JET, VT and JIVA.
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