Devotees witness ''golden chariot'' procession

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Tirumala, Oct 6 (UNI) Gaiety marked the 'golden chariot' procession taken out today on the sixth day of the ongoing sri vari annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

Tens of thousands of devotees witnessed the celestial procession held in the evening around the mada streets, encircling the temple of Lord Venkateswara.

The chariot with the processional deities of Lord Malayappa, along with his two divine consorts, was dragged amid religious ecstasy.

The atmosphere was charged with the rhythmic beat of drums and the chants of 'Govinda namam' by the devotees. The procession lasted for over one hour.

Earlier in the morning, the procession of 'Hanumantha vahanam' was conducted with religious fervour followed by Vasanthotsavam and Asthanam to the deities at the Ranganayakula Mandapam inside the temple.

Later in the night, the Gaja Vahanam was conducted.

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