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According to ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM):

Forward rotation of the spacecraft has been completed successfully.

What kind of maneuver is that and what is its purpose?

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According to a follow-up question in the comments to this ISRO's announcement on Facebook:

Rajesh B Nataraja: Basic question? The forward rotation is to alter the thrusters in the right direction for the sling shot?

ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission: You are absolutely right!

So this maneuver was about positioning the spacecraft in the direction for the last Trans-Mars injection burn, which, according to ISRO on Facebook, has been completed successfully:

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