TIRUMALA, AUGUST 30:The annual brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala is all set to captivate millions of devotees this year from September 26 to October 4.
The Brahmotsavams are one of the most important and auspicious festivities in Tirumala that are being observed for a period of nine-days.
The temple legendary says that that this festival was first conducted by Lord Brahma-the creator, on the banks of the holy Swamy Pushkarini in Tirumala, as a thanksgiving to the presiding deity of Lord Venakteswara for protecting the mankind in Kaliyuga.
Thus originated the name, “Brahmotsavams,” as the festival was introduced by Lord Brahma. Brahmotsavams are usually celebrated based on the Hindu calendar beginning either near the end of September or in early October.
The Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam-temple cleansing programme will be celebrated in connection with this mega religious event on September 23 while Ankurarpanam is performed on September 25.
The brahmotsavam schedule as follows:
First Day(26th Sept)
Dwajarohanam(5.36pm to 6.00pm-Meena Lagnam)/ Pedda Sesha Vahanam- 9pm to 11pm
Second Day (27th Sept)
Chinna Sesha Vahanam- 9am to 11am/ Hamsa Vahanam- 9pm to 11pm
Third Day (28th Sept)
Simha Vahanam- 9am to 11am/ Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam- 9pm to 11pm
Fourth Day (29th Sept)
Kalpavriksha Vahanam- 9am to 11am/ Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam- 9pm to 11pm
Fifth Day (30th Sept)
Mohini Avataram- 9am to 11am/ Garuda Seva- 8pm to 1am of Oct 1
Sixth Day (1st Oct)
Hanumantha Vahanam- 9am to 11am/ Swarna Ratham (5pm to 7pm)/; Gajavahanam (9pm to 11pm)
Seventh Day (2nd Oct)
Suryaprabha Vahanam- 9am to 11am/ Chandraprabha Vahanam – 9pm to 11pm
Eighth Day (3rd Oct)
Rathotsavam (7am to 11am)/ Aswa Vahanam (9pm to 11pm)
Ninth Day(4th Oct)
Pallaki Utsavam, Chakrasnanam (6am to 9am)/ Golden Tiruchi Utsavam, Dwajavarohanam (7pm)
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