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Jun 20, 2007 at 03:35am IST

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New Delhi: More than 50,000 devotees witnessed the celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara with Goddess Padmavathi in Madurai on Saturday.

The wedding had been jointly organised by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) and the Mookambika Educational Trust at the Tamukkam grounds in the city.

About 200 bhattars from the TTD — carrying the idols and jewelleries from Tirumala with them — had come to Madurai for the occasion.

GRAND AFFAIR: About 200 bhattars from the TTD had come to Madurai for the occasion.

Although the TTD has been organising the celestial wedding in various places for the benefit of the devotees, it was for the for the first time that it had been organised in the city.

Among the eminent personalities attending the grand affair were Joint Executive officer of TTD G Balaramiah, city Mayor Tenmozhi Gopinathan, Commissioner of Police A Subramaniam and Gandhi Azhagiri, wife of senior DMK leader M K Azhagiri.

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