7.5 ft Venkateswara idol installed at Panchavatee

Chennai: Much-known for the presence of Panchamukha Anjaneyar idol, the famous temple at Panchavatee will now attract more devotees as a seven-and-half feet tall Venkateswara statue donated by Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) was installed today.

A press release said, the statue was installed by Shri Vaikanasa Pradhista Thilagam Papakudi Sriman Venkatesa Bhattachariar that would be followed by a maha samprokshanam 23 June.

Speaking at a press conference, Panchamukha Sri Jayamaruthi Seva Trust president, M Kothandaraman, said, “Panchavatee Kshetram is famous for its gigantic 36 feet Viswaroopa Jayamangala Panchamukha Anjaaneyaswamy idol, the tallest in Asia, alongside separate sanctum sanctorum for Valamburi Ganapathy and Pattabisheka Ramachandra.┬áNow, with Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam donating the Venkatachalapathi idol to the temple, this place will be known as a Madhya Tirupati.”

The other dignitaries present at the press conference included trust secretaries – S Narasimhan, Palaniyappan, trustee Selvam, and purohit ‘Pravachana Thilagam’ Damal S Ramakrishnan.

NT Bureau