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Tirumala RadhaSapthami

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Tirumala RadhaSapthami

Tirumala RadhaSapthami Date, Timing, Vahanam

RadhaSapthami falls on 24th January 2018

Shukla paksha Sapthami in Magha month is known as Radha Sapthami or Magha Sapthami.

Sapthami begins from 04:40PM on 23/Jan/2018 to 04:16 PM on 24/Jan/2018

Snan Muhurtha on RadhaSapthami is 05:28 AM to 07:13 AM on 24th January 2018.

Sunrise time for Arghyadhaan – 07:09 AM on 24th January 2018.

It is believed that Darshan of Lord Venkateshwara in different Vahanam on this auspicious day will be blessed with Good fortune.





SuryaPrabha Vahanam

05:30 AM to 08:00 AM


Chinnasesha Vahanam

09:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Garuda Vahanam

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Hanumantha Vahanam

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM



02:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Kalpavruksha Vahanam

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Sarvabhoopala Vahanam

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

 Note: Special Darshan will not be available, NRI darshan, Infant Darshan, Senior Citizen Darshan and all other privileged darshan will be closed.

Theertha Opening Dates 2018

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Tirumala Tirupati is also known as “Theerthadri” because of the presence of 1008 Theertha (sacred springs) of which many of them are inaccessible. Thousand Sons of Daksha did severe penance at each Theertha. It is believed that Swami Pushkarini, Akasha Ganga, Papavinasanam or Papanasam, Pandu, Kumaradhara, Thumburu and Krishna are the most sacred among them.

Some of the Theertha were opened on special days for devotees to take holy bath. 2018th year opening dates were given below.


Opening Date



31 Jan 2018 Rama Krishna Theertha


1 Mar 2018

Kumaradhara Theertha

3. 31 Mar 2018

Tumburu Theertha

There are no entry fees for this Punya Theertha Yatra. Prasadam and water might be supplied by the TTD on these dates.

There is no prior enrollment for this holy yatra. One must carry valid photo ID proof at the time of reporting at Papavinasanam.

Opening Time: 5:00am – 7:00pm

Brahmotsavam 2017

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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

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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




Conclusion of Tirumala Brahmotsavam



Bagh Savari Utsavam



Tirumala Nambi Utsavam



Commencement of  Sri Manavala Mahamuni Utsavam



Deepavali Asthanam in Srivari Temple



Tirumala Nambi Sattumora, Nagula Chaviti



Sri Manavala Mahamuni Sattumora



Senai Modaliar Varsha Tirunakshatram



Sri Vedantam Desika Sattumora, Sri Poigai Alwar Varsha Tirunakshatram



Sri Bhudattalwar Varsha Tirunakshatram



Sri Peiyyalwar Varsha Tirunakshatram

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