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Archakas(Priests) carrying the ornaments for the yearly Pavithrotsavam seva at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Seen in the picture are various features of the temple not usually photographed. The gold coated cylindrical strucuture towards the front of the picture is the Dwajastambham of the temple while the structure behind it is the Bali Peetam (Place to offer sacrifice food). Towards the top center of the picture, the outer door of the temple is also noted.

Source: Tirumala Temple Official Website

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  • The seva is conducted with the temple and cameras are not allowed in the temple campus. Thus there is no freely available image apart from what is circulated by the temple official organization.
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