Brahmotsavam 2017

Brahmotsavam

The Brahmotsavam is the most important and glittering festival in Tirumala Tirupati. This is the biggest festival and attracts a large number of pilgrims from far and near, especially on the days of Garudotsavam and Rathotsavam when the abode of the Lord transforms into a Kaliyuga Vaikunta. One can witness a sea of humanity enjoying the grand events on all the days of the festival. The entire area, the temple and the chariot are magnificiently decorated.

According to the Varaha Purana, Lord Brahma performed this festival for the first time in the monts of Asvayuja as per Salivahana calendar (September-October) when the Sun is in the Kanya Rasi. The present Brahmotsavam is celebrated for nine days continuously. It is believed that the festival originally commemorated the day Lord Venkateswara took on this avatar.

According to ‘Venkatachala Mahatmyam’, in the twenty-eighth Yuga before the presen Kaliyuga, Sri Venkateswara appeared before Brahma and other Gods and Rishis, Kings and Devotees on a Monday when the Srvana Nakshatram was ascendant. It was the Sukla Paksha Dwadasi of Kanya Masa as per Solar calendar (Bhadrapada Asvayuja months according to the Lunar calendar). It is also said that Lord Brahma worshipped the Lord Venkateswara on the banks of Swami Pushkarini. Hence this festival is called Brahmotsavam.

In preparation for this festival, the sanctum and the other places in the temple are cleaned and smeared with a rich paste of Sandalwood, Refined Camphor, Saffron and other fragrant materials in a ritual known as the ‘Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam’. During this period, Homas are performed and the Utsavamurthi or the processional deity is beautifully dressed up and specially decorated with several costly ornament. He is taken around the four main streets of the temple in procession on all days of this

Festival on different Vahanas or vehicles accompanied with Mangal Vadyas, Bhajans and so on, both in the morning and night. The deity is accorded all the traditional royal paraphernalia during the processions along the temple streets on some days with consorts and other days without them. The chariot believed to represent Lord Brahma’s chariot, leads the procession.

On the ninth and last day of the festival, on the day of Sravan Nakshathram, Chakra Snanam is held in the Swami Pushkarini. It is believed that Lord Brahma and the other Devas and all the devotees present there take a dip simultaneously in the sacred waters.

A second Brahmotsavam takes place whenever there is Adhika Masam and that happens every third year. The second Brahmotsavam is called Navaratri Brahmotsavam.

The ‘Sri Venkateswara Mahathmiyam’ states that the ancient Brahmotsavam was continued in Kaliyuga by Thondaiman Chakravarthy, a great devotee of the Lord.

The present-day Brahmotsavam is in accordance with the procedure described in the Bhavishyottara Purana, with the exception of a few items. As per the Purana, the Dhwaja Arohana takes place in the early morning. The Vahanas used on the different days of this festival remain the same as in olden days, but the Puranan mentions ‘Udyana Viharotsavam’ or pastime in the garden, a procession on the sevent evening on the Mangalgiri vahana, that is no longer held. Similarly, the ‘Pushpa Yagnam’ as per the Purana, is to be performed on the tenth day that is the day after the ‘Chakra Snanam’. Although this was renewed in the year 1980, it is not conducted on the specified day.

The Programme and Vahanas of the Deities during Brahmotsavam

 

Day Date Day Morning Evening
1st 23rd September Saturday Dwajarohanam Pedda Sesha Vahanam
2nd 24th September Sunday Chinna Sesha Vahanam Hamsa Vahanam
3rd 25th September Monday Simha Vahanam Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam
4th 26th September Tuesday Kalpavruksha Vahanam Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam
5th 27th September Wednesday Mohini Avataram Garuda Vahanam
6th 28th September Thursday Hanumantha vahanam Gaja Vahanam
7th 29th September Friday Surya Prabha Vahanam Chandra Prabha Vahanam
8th 30th September Saturday Rathotsavam Aswa Vahanam
9th 1st October Sunday Chakra Snanam Dwaja Avarohanam

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Tirumala Tirupati September 2017 festivals

Tirumala Tirupati September 2017 Observances

The auspicious month of September 2017 having a series of important festivals that will be observed in Tirumala.

September 2017

Observances

05

Tuesday

         Ananta Padmanabha Vratam

06

Wednesday

 Pournami Garuda Seva

19

Tuesday

Mahalaya Amavasya

22

Friday

    Ankurarpanam of Srivari Annual Brahmotsasam

23

 Saturday

  Srivari Brahmotsavam Commences

Sept. 23 – Oct. 01

 Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam

27

Wednesday

 Srivari Garudotsavam

28

Thursday

Durgasthami

30

Saturday

Srivari Rathotsavam

Oct 01

Sunday

 Chakrasnanam

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5 Years Children Free Tirupati Darshan

5 years Children Free Tirumala Darshan Timings, Ticket Cost

 

Date Only on Wednesday
Timings 09:00AM to 01:30PM
Ticket Cost FREE
Age Limit Under 5 years
Proof ID proof or Age Proof
Reporting Place Supadham, Near Vaikuntam-I entrance

 

Entry is permitted for Infant, Infant Siblings with their Parents.

Ticket is not required for Children under 12 years. It is free entry with their Parents.

Ticket issued at Supadam Entrance (No online booking required)

Infant under 5 years were allowed to join darshan line with less waiting time.

Infant entry

Age

Day

Under 5 years

Only on Wednesday

Under 12 Months (read more)

All days

(Note: Infant entry may not be available on special days viz., Brahmotsavam, Rathasapthami, Ekadasi, Dwadasi days)

Suprabhatham – First Seva

What is Suprabhatham Seva?

Suprabatham seva is the first seva to be performed to Venketeswara God in Tirumala Tirupati temple for the particular day.

When is Suprabhatham Seva?

This ritual is performed at Sayana Mandapam inside sanctum sanctorum to wake up the Lord Venkateswara at 3:00 AM everyday.

How Suprabhatham Seva is performed?

Subrabhatam means woke up the God from Yoga Nidra. Subrabhatam Consists of 70 verses which were subdivided into 4 parts

S.No

Title

Description

Verses

1 Suprabhatam Morning Prayer waking up The Lord from His Yoga Nidra 29
2 Stotram Prayer praising and entreating The Lord for protection 11
3 Prapatti Prayer surrendering oneself to the Lord’s Lotus Feet 16
4 Mangalaasaasanam Prayer praising Him for His glory, auspiciousness, and craving for His benediction 14

Suprabhatham Divine Gifts:

During this worship, Navanitha Harathi is done to the Lord and a mixture of cow’s milk, butter and sugar is offered to Lord and given as prasadham to Devotees.

The Theertha that is stored in the vessels at night is distributed to the devotees. It is believed that Brahma and the other celestials worship the Lord Venkateswara at night and this Theertha belongs to that worship.

 

 

Physically Challenged Darshan in Tirupati

Physically Challenged Darshan in Tirupati

Physically challenged pilgrims permitted in special entrance of Tirumala through supatham entry for darshan near Tirumala nambi temple in South Mada Street.

Physically challenged devotees were permitted to darshan two scheduled time daily.

Reporting Time Darshan Timing
8 AM 10 AM
1 PM 3 PM

Supatham entry has no ticket for privileged person, no need to get ticket (free ticket). Supatham is 100 feet to 200 feet from Vaikuntam Queue Complex Entrance.

In order to avail this darshan, devotee should be there at entrance well in advance, as Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams staffs will allow pilgrims in batches.

Instructions for Physically Challenged Devotees to darshan in tirumala:

  1. It is a free darshan and are allowed with Senior Citizens darshan.
  2. Wheel Chair is available for transportation from Srivari Temple Entrance.
  3. Srivari Sevakulu will assist the pilgrim during darshan timings and all the time.
  4. Pilgrim have to report 2 hours in advance at Senior Citizens entrance for enrollment.
  5. There is no limit on the darshan times, one can have darshan as many time as they feel like.
  6. Milk, Water will be provided to the devotee during darshan time.
  7. If person is unmarried, one person will be allowed for assistance.
  8. If person is married, then spouse and his/her kids (below 12 years) will be allowed for darshan.

 

Seegra Darshan

Seegra Darshan

The Seeghra Darshanam commonly called as Quick Darshan System was introduced by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam from the year 2009 to provide quick Darshan for the Devotees. The cost of the Seeghra Darshan Ticket is Rs.300/- per devotee. These Quick Darshan Tickets can be booked online in advance to avoid last minute confusion. Devotees can plan in advance to avail this darshan.

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