Special Flower Arrangement for Venkateswara Brahmotsavams in Tirupati

One of the great attractions at the Brahmotsavam Utsavams in Tirumala Tirupati temple is the flower decorations. This year, to make the flower decoration a grand affair, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is even importing flowers from other countries. Tirumala Tirupati Brahmotsavams 2007 is from September 15 to September 23.

During the Brahmotsavam utsavams, the main temple, surroundings of the main temple the four Mada Streets, small and sub-temples, the Pushkarini (sacred lake) and above all the vahanams carrying Srivari or Balaji will be decorated with the flowers of 130 varieties grown on the Tirumala hills and also imported from Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and abroad. Nearly 300 florists are striving hard to give a flowery look to Tirupati during the Brahmotsavams.

A flower show with the about 175 varieties of different scented and ornamental flowers from different states and other countries will be one of the highlights of the utsavams. This year the garden department is arranging a Bonsai Stall on Tirumala as part of the regular fruit and flower show.

For this TTD has acquired two acres of land and is doing landscaping. The show will last 45 days. Already the TTD has received Rs 5 lakh worth of flowers from donors and Rs 7 lakh worth of flowers from devotees will arrive by the time of Brahmotsavams. (Indian Express)