Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has built Sri Venkateswara Swamy(Lord Balaji) Temple in New Delhi, the capital city of India. TTD has made all arrangements for the opening ceremony of the Srivari Temple on May 29, 2013(Wednesday). The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Venkateswara Swamy along with his consorts Goddess Sri MahaLakshmi and Bhudevi.
TTD has also built the Dyana Mandir(Meditation Hall) adjacent to the temple and it will be inaugurated on May 30, 2013(Thursday).
TTD has planned to celebrate the opening ceremony of the temple as a Five day ritual program(Panchahnika Mahotsavam) which starts from May 25, 2013 onwards. During this period, Priests and Agama Scholars perform Archana, Agnipratistha, Mahakumbha Sthapana, Chakrabja Mandala Rachana Dwara Thorana, Parivara Devatha homa etc. in a religious manner followed by Purnahuti, Mangala Harati, Teertha-Prasada gosthi and Jaladhivasam.
On May 29 2013(Wednesday), the important rituals like Prana Pratistha and Vigraha Pratistha mahotsavams will be performed between 6:00am to 8:00am followed by the Prana Pratistha mahotsavam of Lord Sri Venkateswara, Goddesses Sri Mahalakshmi, Bhu Devi, Sri Garudalwar and Dhwaja Stambham(The Temple Pillar) between 9:00am to 12:00om take place.
In the noon there will be distribution of Teertha(holy water) and Prasadam followed by spiritual discourses in the evening.
On May 30 2013(Thursday), TTD Board Chief Sri Kanumuru Bapiraju will take part in the inauguration of Dhyan Mandir. The Donor Sri Nirmal Sethia will also take part in the programme.
On June 1 2013(Saturday), there will be Srinivasa Kalyanam, the grand celestial wedding ceremony of the processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy and his Consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi will take place @ 6:00pm in the Sri Venkatewara College Grounds in Dhaulakuan, New Delhi.
About the TTD Lord Balaiji Mandir, New Delhi
The Government of India has allotted 1.172 acres Land to TTD in 1994 to propagate Hindu Dharma activities. TTD has constructed this temple at a cost of 11.5crores.The temple building is a three stored building. On the Ground floor Srivari Temple is constructed. In the first floor Music and Dance room and in the second floor Meditation Hall(Dhyana Mandir) are constructed.
Future Activities(Programs) at this TTD Srivari Temple:
- TTD Information Centre located at Andhra Bhawan will be shifted to this temple in near future.
- TTD will open Spiritual Library where in TTD publications will be kept for sales. At present TTD Spritual Library is located at TTD Press Compound, Tirupati.
- Training Programs for the Youth in traditional dance and music will be started in Dyana Madir.
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple,
New Delhi, India