Histoy of The Temples of Tirumala – Sangama dynasty

Bukka I is the first ruler of this dynasty that figures in the inscriptions from Tirumala. He gifted two villages for two offerings to be made to the god. (I-178) Mahamandalesvara Mangideva, a prominent feudatory, set up a golden kalasa on the sikhara of the vimana of the temple in 1369 A.D. (1-179) after gilding the sanctum (I-180). A minister of Kumara-Kampa gifted 28 cows and a bull(I- 181). In 1388 A.D. a certain Mullai Tiruvenkata Jiyyar instituted the Masi-tirunal in the temple in the name of Harihara Raya, the then reigning king. (1-185) A record of 1390 A.D. mentions the Tiruppavai or the festival during which psalms were sung within the hearing of the processional image an dhis consort. (I-187) Another record, dated three years later, refers to the Vidayyarri day of each of the festivals celebrated at Tirumala (1-190). The Kadai-tirunal is referred to in an inscription of 1404 A.D. (I-191) King Devaraya II arranged on the Uttana-dvadasi day, in 1429 A.D., for offerings to be made during a special festival to be conducted in the month of Asvayuja commencing from the day of the Punarvasu star and ending with the day of the Svati star and for the supply of civet to be smeared on the body of the god during this festival (I-193). In 1417 A.D. a certain Madhavadasar, resident of Chandragiri, dedicated to Sri Venkatesvara, the Tirumamani-mantapam which he got built at his own cost. (I-196) Mention is made in a fragment of this time of repairs and embellishment of the Anandavimana of the temple by this Madhavadasar (I-198). Another great benefaction of Devaraya is recorded in four inscriptions. It seems that the practice of Vedaparayanam observed in the temple, ceased for some time.
A certain Alagappiranar brought this to the notice of the king and suggested that the practice may be restored. He then obtained from
I lie king half share of a village as srotriyam and made it over to twenty four brahmans for their doing the Vedaparayanam. Later, he made a gift of 200 panam for the same purpose (1-199). Two of
II iese brahmans were asked to recite the Veda each day before the got I (1-200-204). Arecord of 1445 A.D. refers to the seed-sowing day, Adhivasam day and Tirthavari day during each of the nine Ii .Ovals constituting the Tirukkodi-tirunal (1-213). MaiKimandalesvara Siru Mallayadeva instituted aRayar-sandhi in I 150 A.D. (1-218). An inscription of 1445 A.D. mentions the Hukkarayan-sandhi (1-219). One record of 1446 A.D. mentions ill. SriPushpayagam day at Tirumala during the seven festivals . i a ii lucted with the commencement of Dhvajarohanam, beginning w it It the Adi festival and lasting till the Chittirai festival (1-219). It also refers to the practice of Malaikiniyaninra-perumal and N.u liehimar hearing the Tiruvaymoli while seated in a mantapa (I-220). Another record of the same year mentions the custom of putting .on the bracelet round the wrist of Malaikiniyaninra-perumal after ill. hrumanjanam (1-221). An inscription of the next year mentions the Kaiyarchakram day during the nine festivals (1-222).

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