Tirumala, 21 Jul. 19: The Chaturmasa Deeksha of HH Tirumala Sri Pedda Jiyar Swamy and HH Sri Chinna Jiyar Swamy commenced on a religious note in hill town on Sunday. 

Speaking on the occasion Sri Pedda Jiyar Swamy stated that as per Hindu tradition, the day on which Lord Maha Vishnu entered into His celestial sleep upto the day on which He wakes up is been stated as Chaturmasa and the saintly persons usually strictly observe the Japa, tapa with food restrictions during this period for the benefit of entire mankind.

Sri Chinna Jiyar said that from the day of Ashada Suddha Ekadasi till Karthika Suddha Ekadasi is considered as Chaturmasa.

Special Officer of Tirumala, Sri AV Dharma Reddy said the holy months Aswayuja, Sravana, Bhadrapada and Karthika months are being categorised as Chaturmasas and the religious persons observe strict traditional habits during this time period.

Earlier, Sri Pedda Jiyar along with Sri Chinna Jiyar Swamy started from Pedda Jiyar Mutt and in a procession following tradition offered prayers to Swamy Pushkarini and Sri Bhu Varahaswamy temples and then reached Tirumala temple. 

On his arrival at Mahadwaram, he was given traditional welcome with melas. Special Officer Sri A V Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti and others were also present. 

After darshan of Lord Venkateswara, Sri Pedda Jiyar Swamy was presented with Melchat Vastram and Sri Chinna Jiyar Swamy with Nulchat Vastram.

Later, the Jiyar Swamys felicitated SO and CVSO in Pedda Jiyar mutt. DyEO Sri Harindranath, VSO Sri Manohar were also present.