Padmavati Devi

Padmavathi Ammavaru

GODDESS PADMAVATI DEVI

  • The sacred bath ‘ABHISHEKAM’ is performed to Goddess Padmavati Devi on Fridays.
  • All the rituals and pujas are offered to Ammavaru are as per the procedures of ‘PANCHARATRA AGAMA’.
  • Goddess Mahalakshmi immersed herself in penance and emerged as ‘SRI PADMAVATI DEVI’ from a Lotus located at the centre of Pushkarini (holy pond) on the auspicious ‘PANCHAMI’ day. Since then that day is called ‘TIRUCHANUR PANCHAMI’.
  • It has been an age-old tradition to worship ‘GODDESS PADMAVATI DEVI’ before worshipping ‘LORD SRINIVASA’.
  • The Utsavas (festivities) at Tirumala is called ‘SRIVARI UTSAVAS’ and the Utsavas at Tiruchanur are called ‘SRI UTSAVS’.
  • Gaja Seva (Elephant Service) occupies a prominent place in Tiruchanur since Goddess Padmavati Devi is the incarnation of ‘GAJA LAKSHMI’.
  • The Sanctum Sanctorum of the Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur is called ‘SHANTI NILAYAM’.
  • The laddu prasadam of Ammavaru in Tiruchanur is called ‘AMRUTHA KALASAM’.
  • The flagstaff hoisted to commemorate Dwajarohanam has an ‘ELEPHANT’ symbol as it is dear to Ammavaru.
  • The very mention of Tiruchanur will bring to our mind the sacred manifestation of Goddess Alarmelmanga in the Lotus Tank ‘PADMA SAROVAR’.