Tirupaati, Feb 22 (UNI) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has decided to ban entertainment programmes like film songs and dance in all TTD Kalayanamandapams acrose the country, TTD Executive Officer APVN sarma said today.
Mr Sarma, who chaired the 2006-07 action plan meeting of the Dharma Prachara Parishad (DPP) last night, said the decision on banning songs was taken to propagate the bhakthi cult and preserve heritage and values.
During the ugadi festival, he said Panchanga Sravanam, religious discourses, classical music concerts and Hari Kathas would be celebrated in a grand manner in all TTD Kalyanamandapams in the country.
It was also decided to conduct Sri Padmavati Venkateswara Kalyanotsavam in dalit wadas, four times in a year in the months of Ashada, Karthika, Margasira and Vysaka and Perform Geeta Yagyam in four mandals of Jashta, Sravana, Pushya and Palguna months. Besides lectures on Bhagavat Geeta, Bhajans, Hari Kathas and other spiritual programmes would be conducted.
Once a year, DPP would conduct bhajan melas and recitation of geeta, Vishnu Sahstra Namams, Lalitha sotramas and Srinivasa Gadhyam at all the TTD mandapams.
Sita Kalyanam would be performed at all TTD kalyanamandapams on Sri Rama Navami day, the executive officer said.
In coming days, TTD would instal 50 computers at Tirumala for issuing merit certificates through computers to devotees and also arrange a facility through computers for devotees to give lectures on their own on Bharat, Bhagvat and Ramayana subjects. A software package was in process in this connection, he added.
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