Tirumala, Dec.20 (Hydnow): The traditional Temple cleansing fete, Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam, will be performed in Tirumala temple on December 22 in view of Vaikunta Ekadasi December 25.
On this occasion the entire Temple will be cleaned with an aromatic mixture called Parimalam, which is applied on walls and roof. The pooja utensils will also be cleaned. This religious event takes place between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m on Tuesday. Later pilgrims will be allowed for Darshan. (Hydnow)