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 October 2017 festivals

Tirumala Tirupati October 2017 Observances

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

October 2017

Observances

01

Sunday

Conclusion of Tirumala Brahmotsavam

02

Monday

Bagh Savari Utsavam

14

Saturday

Tirumala Nambi Utsavam

16

Monday

Commencement of  Sri Manavala Mahamuni Utsavam

19

Thursday

Deepavali Asthanam in Srivari Temple

23

Monday

Tirumala Nambi Sattumora, Nagula Chaviti

25

Wednesday

Sri Manavala Mahamuni Sattumora

26

Thursday

Senai Modaliar Varsha Tirunakshatram

28

Saturday

Sri Vedantam Desika Sattumora, Sri Poigai Alwar Varsha Tirunakshatram

29

Sunday

Sri Bhudattalwar Varsha Tirunakshatram

30

Monday

Sri Peiyyalwar Varsha Tirunakshatram

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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.

There are Different Time Slots available from morning 9:00 AM to evening 7:00 PM. You can book tickets online here

Senior Citizen Darshan

Senior Citizens Darshan (Free Darshan)

In Tirumala, Senior citizens having a special entrance through Supatham. Senior Citizens avail this benefit by displaying the age proof at entrance near Tirumala Nambi temple which is beside main temple.

Senior Citizens were allowed to darshan in two scheduled times daily.

Reporting Time Darshan Timing Availability Daily
8 AM 10 AM 700
1 PM 3 PM 700

Note:  On Friday, Senior Citizens will be allowed in the afternoon only i.e., 3 PM Slot.

Age: 65 and Above for Men and Women.

If Senior Citizen’s Wife is below 65 Years, She will be allowed with husband.

Instructions for Senior Citizens to darshan in tirumala:

  1. Original Photo ID proof is mandatory to avail the Special Entrance benefit.
  2. Only privilege person is allowed in queue, Friends and Relatives (Other than Wife and Children below 12 Years) were not allowed along with devotee.
  3. Entry is located in the North Mada Street corner.
  4. Ticket is not required to avail this benefit. It is free of cost.
  5. There is a limitation with respect to this darshan. Senior Citizens can avail 4 times in a year (Once in 3 Months).
  6. Children below 12 years will be allowed with their grandparents with no extra ticket.
  7. Original ID proof of the accompanying person is must.
  8. From Car Parking Area, Battery Car is available to drop you at the counter of Entry.
  9. Senior Citizens can darshan two times in a day.

VIP Break Darshan

VIP Break Darshan

VIP Break Darshan is specially designed for the devotees who were VIP/VVIP and important personalities all over the world. To avail for this offer devotees should get confirmation from JEO Office, Tirumala. The Cost of the ticket is Rs 500 per devotee.

In the Special occasion where there is too much crowd, then TTD will cancel this darshan, so that common peoples can worship God Soon.The VIP break darshan timings is from 6:30 am to 7:00 am.

Sudarshan Token Darshan

Sudarshan Token Darshan

The Sudarshan Token Darshan System helps the devotees in minimising the time in waiting in the queue. To use this scheme, pilgrims should book in advance and the ticket will be issued by specifying the date and time for Darshan. The price of the Sudarshan ticket is Rs 50.00 and the pilgrims can book Sudarshan Tokens online at the various counters located in  Tirupati and at TTD Information Centres across India.