PAVITROTSAVAMS IN SRI TT FROM AUGUST 14-16
Tirumala, 6 August 2016: The annual three day festival, Pavitrotsavams will be observed in Tirumala temple from August 14-16 with Ankurarpanam on August 13 in a religious manner.
This is a periodical ritual which is derived from the combination of two words Pavitra (holy) and utsava (festival).
This utsava is penitential as well as propitiatory and its main objective is to get rid of the evil that might have been caused due to omissions and commissions in the performance of various rituals throughout the year. And hence this festival is also known as Dosha Nivaarana (error correction),Sarva Yajna Phalapradha (The One ritual that equals the holiness of rites all year long),Sarva Doshopasamana (Removal of all errors), Sarva Tushtikara, Sarvakaamapradha, and Sarvalokasantida.
In Tirumala, the Pavitrotsavam ritual is conducted on Sravana Suddha Dasami day. The origin of Pavitrotsavam in Tirumala dates back to 1463 A.D. as per the stone inscription found in the first prakara of the temple. The festival is believed to have been conducted till 1562 A.D. after which the ritual was stopped.
TTD revived the festival and has been observing this fete since 1962. TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas during these three days.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI