Padmavathi Parinayam - Marriage Ceremony of Padmavathi
Vaishakha Shuddha Dashami is the marriage day of Padmavathi and Srinivasa, this festival is performed for 3 days every year in Tirumala Since 1992 in the month of May (evening under the moon light).
The artistically decked Parinayotsavam Mandapam in the Narayanagiri gardens is the venue of the celestial wedding of Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi.
On the Previous day evening, i.e. Vaishakha Suddha navami, Sri Venkateshwara Swami mounts Gaja Vahana and Sri devi and Bhu Devi take to Palanquins and a procession is taken to Narayanagiri garden where the marriage festivities take place on a grand scale.
This divine wedding ceremony takes place as per the Hindu marriage traditions in an interesting manner. As a part of this, the Lord is seated inside the finely decorated Parinaya Mandapam, while His two consorts on the opposite side.
The lord comes to Narayanagiri on the second day, i.e. Vaishakha Suddha Dashami, on Ashwa Vahana and the next day on Garuda Vahana while his consorts accompany him in palanquins.
Everything in Traditional way
The marriage festivities take place there on the second and third days as well.
Edurukolu(Receiving each other), (Pula Bantata) Game of Flower Balls, Vastra Dharanam(offering of new clothes) are traditionally conducted. The same process will take place on all the three days.
At the end of this grand divine marriage, firing of crackers adds additional glamour to the entire ceremony. After completion of wedding ceremony Lord Malayappa swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi as procession return to main temple.
*Devotees can participate in this seva on payment of the prescribed fee.