OVER ONE HUNDRED ODD FESTIVALS BEING PERFORMED IN TIRUCHANOOR
Tiruchanoor, 27 November 2016: While every day is a festival day in Tirumala, the better half of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Padmavathi Devi too enjoys umpteen number of festivals which are over a century including Nityotsavam(daily), Varotsava(weekly), Masotsava(monthly), Varshikotsavams in the temple of Tiruchanoor through out the year.
The rituals in the famous shrine of Goddess Padmavathi Devi at Tiruchanoor are being observed as per the tenets of Pancharatra Agama Vidhi.
The festivals of the temple are broadly classified as three Viz. Nityotsavams, Naimitthikotsavams and Sankalpotsavams, which are all, performed as per Pancharatra. The annual Karthika Brahmotsavams of Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi, falls under the category of Nityotsavams.
AFTER JEERNODHARANA THE FESTIVALS SPREE ENHANCED
After Jeernodharana of the temple between 1820-50 AD under the aegis of Hathiramji mutt, the festivals have been introduced as daily kainkaryams, monthly festivals, annual events etc.
Every day the Goddess wakes up with Suprabhatam followed by Sahasranamarchana, Kalyanotsavam, Kumkumarchana, Vedasirvachanam, Unjal Seva and Ekanta Seva.
The weekly sevas include Astadala Pada Padmaradhana on Mondays, Sahasra Kalasabhishekam on first Wednesday of every month, Tiruppavada Seva on Thursdays, Abhishekam on Fridays, Snapanam to utsavarulu in Friday Gardens on Fridays, Samaveda Pushparchana on Saturdays.
The fortnight festivals includes Karmabja Bimbamala festivals to the deities of female guards located inside sanctum sanctorum.
The important monthly rests includes Abhishekam to utsavarulu and Gaja Vahana Seva on Uttarashada star every month. On Rohini star day special Abhishekam to Krishna Swamy and Veedhi utsavam are being observed every month. Snapanam performed on every Astana tithi. On the adenvent of Uttarabhadra star, Tirumanjanam, Veedhi utsavam, unjal Seva and Astanam will be performs to Sri Sundararaja Swamy.
According to Pancharatra Agama advisor Sri Triumala Kanduri Srinivasacharyulu, among the list of annual festivals, Navahnika Karthika Brahmotsavams occupy the prime place. Every month of Hindu Calender observes a unique festival in Tirruchanoor. In Mrigasira Dhanurmasa festival, saradulu festival, Panguni Uttaram festival in Phalguni, UGADI and Vasanthotsavams in Chaitra, Teppotsavams in Jyesta, Krishnastami and Varalakshmi vratam in Sravana, Pavitrotsavams in Bhadrapada month will be observed with celestial grandeur in the temple.
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