Pranaya Kalahotsavam at Tirumala

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Pranaya Kalahotsavam

Pranaya Kalahotsavam(LOVER’S QUARREL)

There will be Pranaya Kalahotsavam (Lover’s Quarrel Ceremony) every year for the Lord on the sixth day after Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

That day after the usual second bell naivedyam Sri Malayappa Swami goes to the Pushkarini (Holy Pond) in a palanquin in Maha Pradakshina Marga (big circumambulation path), while His consorts on separate palanquins come there in an opposite direction face to face with the Lord.

As the Puranas are recited, Jiyyengar beats the Lord with flower balls on behalf of the Goddesses. The Lord pretends to be afraid and pleads with His consorts that He did not commit any mistake. Pacified Goddesses join Him on either side and receive Karupur Harathi alongwith the Lord. Asthanam is held after they reach the temple.

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