Wednesday, January 24, 2018
On the eve of Ratha Saptami today, over two lakh devotes had the darshan of Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy at Arasavilli today.
The devotees for the first time in the last few years have a hassle-free darshan on the auspicious occasion. Almost all the devotees could offer prayers within couple of hours to presiding deity. Initially, there was no rush of devotees but improved after 8am with the arrival of pilgrims from different parts of the State. With the spread of news about immediate darshan, the locals also thronged the temple along they generally prefer to have darshan of the God only in the evening. About 2.1 lakh devotees had darshan on the auspicious day.
In Tirumala, the annual Ratha Saptami witness heavy turnout of pilgrims. The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy was taken out on seven different vahanams around the four mada streets encircling the sacred shrine.