Nearly 5.47 lakh pilgrims had darshan o Lord Venkateswara during the first eight days of the annual brahmotsavams that came to an end on Tuesday.
Earlier in the morning, Sri Malayappa Swamy took a celestial ride on his humble and noble devotee Hanumantha as Kodandarama.
According to the legend Kalpavruksham, the wish-granting divine tree was brought from heaven by Viswakarama and made Brahmotsavam vahanam for Sri Malayappa Swamy.
Similarly, Dasanamanam, Goravara Kunita, Veeragase, Dasa Sankirtana Rupakam from Mysore and Kankipadu Kolata Bhajan from Vijayawada impressed the devotees.
On the first day, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy presented silk clothes to Sri Venkateswara Swamy on behalf of the State government on Monday evening.
The commander-in-chief of Srivaru, Sri Vishvaksenulavaru, conducted a procession in the four Mada streets and supervised the arrangements ahead of the big event.
Senior officials from both police and TTD accompanied the DGP Rajendranath Reddy during the inspection along four mada streets surrounding the temples.
A temporary control will be set up at Alipiri Garuda circle and 200 addl CCTVs will be installed for surveillance
He said that arrangements by all the departments of TTD are underway for the twin mega religious events, which are scheduled in the months of September and October.
The nine-day festival, which is now popularly known as Brahmotsavam, is conducted on Shravana Nakshatra of Kanya masam.
As part of the celebrations, artists of HDPP, Annamacharya project will present daily devotional cultural programmes.