New Delhi: The Hill Town of Tirumala is bracing up to host the annual nine-day mega festival of Srivari Brahmotsavams after a two-year hiatus.
The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is all set to observe this mega religious fete in a big way this year and is anticipating huge pilgrim footfall for all the vahana sevas, apart from Garuda Seva, since the annual fete was observed in Ekantam inside the temple in the last two years due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
All the departments in Tirumala are gearing up for the annual festival which is scheduled between September 27 and October 5.
This is how the important events and vahana sevas have been scheduled during the upcoming annual brahmotsavams.
Important Days during Salakatla Brahmotsavams:
September 20: The traditional temple cleaning festival, Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam takes place in Tirumala temple between 6am and 11am.
September 26: 7pm and 8pm: Ankurarpanam
September 27: Day 1: 5:15pm and 6:15pm: Dhwajarohanam, 9pm and 11pm: Pedda Sesha Vahanam
September 28: Day 2: 8am and 10am: Chinna Sesha Vahanam, 1pm and 3pm: Snapana Tirumanjanam, 7pm and 9pm: Hamsa Vahanam
September 29: Day 3: 8am and 10am: Simha Vahanam, 7pm and 9pm: Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam
September 30: Day 4: 8am and 10am: Kalpavriksha Vahanam, 7pm and 9pm: Sarvabhoopala Vahanam
October 1: Day 5: 8am and 10am: Mohini Avataram, 7pm onwards: Garuda Vahanam
October 2: Day 6: 8am and 10am: Hanumantha Vahanam, 4pm and 5pm: Radharanga Dolotsavam (Golden Chariot), 7pm and 9pm: Gaja Vahanam
October 3: Day 7: 8am and 10am: Suryaprabha Vahanam, 1pm and 3pm: Snapana Tirumanjanam, 7pm and 9pm: Chandraprabha Vahanam
October 4: Day 8: 7am onwards: Rathotsavam (Wooden Chariot), 7pm and 9pm: Aswa Vahanam
October 5: Day 9: 6am and 9am: Chakra Snanam, 9pm and 10pm: Dhwaja Avarohanam.
(With inputs from Ashish Kumar Pandey)