Festivities related to Simha vahanam were observed on Monday, the third day of the annual Brahmotsavams currently under way at the temple of Lord Venkateswara here.
The religious proceedings were observed to the processional deity Lord Malayappa mounted atop the golden Simha vahanam at Kalyanotsavam mandapam inside the temple.
In the afternoon, the priests for the second consecutive day ceremoniously observed Snapana Thirumanjanam to the deities.
The deities were adorned with a crown and garlands made up of dry fruits like apricots, pista, cardamom, figs and paddy adding to the grandeur of the festival.
The celebrations culminated with ‘Muthyapu Pandiri’ (palanquin of pearls) at night.
Meanwhile, the TTD has installed about 42 animal detector cameras at several vital points on the outskirts of the temple town.
The increase in the incidents of wild animals foraying…