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From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (jbb0_at_nreca.org)
Date: Wed Oct 08 1997 - 09:28:53 PDT
News from the Hindu. Sea of humanity at Tirumala for Garuda Seva More than one and a half lakh devotees witnessed the ``Garuda Seva'' on the fifth day of the ``Brahmotsavam'' at the Tirumala Hills on Tuesday. The processional deity of Lord Venkateswara, on the ``Garuda'' vahanam was adorned with precious jewels. In line with tradition, the Andhra Pradesh Endowments Minister, Mr. Simhadri Satyanarayana, offered a pair of silk ``vastrams'' to the Lord on behalf of the State Government. The ``sacred garland'' of Goddess Andal(Goda Devi) of Srivilliputtur in Tamil Nadu also reached Tirumala. Also after years of problems, the British Queen and her consort are being rewarded with a trip to Kancheepuram and SriPerumbudur, though she will not be getting a darshan of Sriman Narayana. Jaganath.