The devotees pulled a chariot carrying Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy along with His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi.
The annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala are all set to take place in a grand manner between September 27 and October 5.
The SP said 400 police personnel will be deployed to prevent chain-snatching, zip opening and bag liftings at 30 identified locations in Tirumala.
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On the same day, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will present Pattu Vastrams to the Lord on behalf of the State government.
The move is expected to give an impetus to spiritual tourism in Tirumala among foreigners and Indians, who plan to visit the famous spiritual spots in the sub-continent.
The hill shrine of Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, is gearing up to host the annual nine-day Srivari Brahmotsavams in grand manner after a two-year hiatus.
He said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will present silk vastrams (silk clothes) on behalf of the State government on the first day of the Brahmotsavams.
Stating that the Vahana sevas would be observed in the four Mada streets, the EO said, “We are anticipating a heavy pilgrim rush as the mega event is taking place after a hiatus of two years."
The festivities started around 8 am with Pasupu Utsavam, where the EO joined devotees to grind turmeric in a rice pounder.
As per the legend, Vontimitta Sri Rama is flanked by Sita Devi and Lakshmana Swamy, without Anjaneya.
The annual Sri Ramanavami Navahnika Brahmotsavams off to a grand start with Dhwajarohanam at Vontimitta Sri Kodanda Ramalayam in Kadapa on Sunday.
The 108-ft statue was installed in 2008 during the regime of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy when B Karunakar Reddy was TTD Trust Board Chairman.
TTD Executive officer Anil Kumar Singhal has indicated that there will be some changes in the online sale of Arjitha Seva tickets which will come into force from November.