Paapmochini Ekadashi March 30, 2011

Paapmochini Ekadashi March 30, 2011



The Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi is known as Paapmochini Ekadashi. On the day of Ekadashi, after bathing early in the morning following Sutra should be recited by the observers of the fast: **Mam kayak vachini maansik saansargik paatak uppaatak duritakshayapoorvakam shruti smriti puraanokta phal praaptaye shree parmeshvarpreenti kaamnayaa ekadasheevratam aham karishye.** Thereafter, worship lord Vishnu properly and recite stotra as per individual’s capacity. Do the Jaagran with spiritual songs (bhajan). Next day, after worshiping the lord observers should eat anything. Ekadashi is the most auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It is believed that steadfast devotion and fasting even during a single Ekadashi occurence, brings the blessings of Vishu and liberation from the cycle of birth and death. One gains freedom from sins of the past through following Ekadashi fasting. Not surprisingly, in the present times the occasion of Ekadashi has become synonymous with fasting.

 

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CRO OFFICE & SPECIAL DARSHAN

CRO OFFICE & SPECIAL DARSHAN

CRO OFFICE IS THE CURRRENT BOOKING FOR ROOMS AND SEVAS IN TIRUMALA
SEVAS FOR VIJAYABANK COUNTER AT CRO (OPPOSITE)
CURRENT BOOKING
300 /-SPECIAL DARSHAN TICKETS ARE ISSUING IN INSIDE THE LINE ITSELF
VAIKUNTAM QUE COMPLEX -1
TUE & WED ARE ISUUING 8.30 AM TO UP TO 2.00 PM ONLY
REGARDING THOSE DAYS GOING  LAGHU DARSHAN

( NOTE: MORE DETAILS OF LAGHU DARSHAN  SEE MY POSTING OR SERACH IN MY BLOG LAGHUDARSHAN)

 

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TIRUMALA PILGRIMAGE ATTRACTIONS

TIRUMALA PILGRIMAGE ATTRACTIONS

PILGRIMAGE ATTRACTIONS
Padi Kavali Maha Dwara
The Padi Kavali Maha Dwara or Outer Gopuram stands on a quadrangular base. Its architecture is that of the later Chola period. The inscriptions on the gopuram belong to 13th century. There are a number of stucco figures of Vaishnava gods like Hanuman, Kevale Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha on the gopuram.
Sampangi Pradakshinam
The path for circumnavigating the temple is called a pradakshinam. The main temple has three prakarams. Between the outermost and middle prakarams is the second pathway for circumambulation known as the Sampangi Pradakshinam. Currently, this pathway is closed to pilgrims. The Sampangi Pradakshinam contains several interesting mandapams like the Pratima Mandapam, Ranga Mandapam, Tirumala Raya Mandapam, Saluva Narasimha Mandapam, Aina Mahal and Dhvajasthambha Mandapam.
Ranga Mandapam
Ranga Mandapam, also called the Ranganayakula Mandapam, is located in the south-eastern corner of the Sampangi Pradakshinam. The shrine within it is believed to be the place where the utsava murti of Lord Ranganadha of Srirangam was kept during the 14th century, when Srirangam was occupied by Muslim rulers. It is said to have been constructed between 1320 and 1360 AD by the Yadava ruler Sri Ranganadha Yadava Raya. It is constructed according to the Vijayanagara style of architecture.
Tirumala Raya Mandapam
Adjoining the Ranga Mandapam on the western side, and facing the Dhvajasthambha Mandapam is a spacious complex of pavilions known as the Tirumala Raya Mandapam or Anna Unjal Mandapam.
It consists of two different levels, the front at a lower level and the rear at a higher. The southern or inner portion of this Mandapam was constructed by Saluva Narasimha in 1473 AD to celebrate a festival for Sri Venkateswara called Anna Unjal Tirunal. This structure was extended to its present size by Araviti Bukkaraya Ramaraja, Sriranga Raja and Tirumala Raja.
It is in this Mandapam, that the utsava murthi Malayappan, holds His annual darbar or Asthanam during the hoisting of the Garudadhwaja on Dhwajastambham to mark the commencement of Brahmotsavam. Incidentally, the prasadam distributed on this occasion is still called Tirumalarayan Pongal.
Tirumala Raya Mandapam
The Mandapam has a typical complex of pillars in the Vijayanagara style, with a central pillar surrounded by smaller pillars, some of which emit musical notes when struck with a stone. The main pillars have rearing horses with warriors mounted on them. Some of the best sculptures of the temple are found in bold relief in the Mandapam. The bronze statues of Todermallu, his mother Matha Mohana Devi and wife Pitha Bibi, are kept in a corner of the Mandapam.
The Aina Mahal
The Aina Mahal is on the northern side of the Tirumala Raya Mandapam. It consists of two parts – an open mandapam in the front consisting of six rows comprising six pillars each, and a shrine behind it consisting of an Antarala and Garbhagriha. It has large mirrors which reflect images in an infinite series. There is an unjal in the middle of the room in which the Lord is seated and festivals conducted

 

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Lepakshi Tirumala

Lepakshi Tirumala

Copper and brass idols, produced at Perumallapalli village, 8 km away, and wooden toys are sold locally
Cherial scroll paintings

Brass artware of A.P

Wood carvings

Rose wood furniture

Bobbili Veena

Banjara Embroidery

Rose wood

Bidri

Rosewood Panels

Kondapalli toys

Kalamkari paintings

Stone carvings

Nirmal furniture

Cotton and jute durries

Nirmal toys

Leather lamp shades

Nirmal paintings

Kalamkari block prints

Silver filigree

Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium,
Tirumala,
Chittoor District .
Ph: 0877-2277246
Cell No.9849900933/9849900934

Land mark : Beside Indian Coffe board  , indian bank

 

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Difference between AGAMA SHASTRAS and NIGAMA SHASTRAS

Difference between AGAMA SHASTRAS and NIGAMA SHASTRAS

According to me Nigam Shastra means Vedic system …Nigam – (the Vedic system) – The guide
for Vedic Upasana (Nigam) is Karmakanda;which concentrates mainly on Japa, Jaga and Yagnya (fire sacrifice).

***Dharmashastras prescribe three main streams for the puja of Hindu Devatas, those are – Nigam,Agam and Lokacar. Nigam is the pure Vedic system, Agam is the tantric system and Lokacar,is the combination of both or some other system,which is followed with reference to the prevailing conditions of the locality, time and authorities.

***Agama Shastra means, in the Hindu context, “a traditional doctrine, or system which commands faith”.
In Hinduism, the Agamas are a Non-Vedic collection of Sanskrit scriptures which are revered and followed by millions of Hindus. Their beginnings can be traced to the Indus Valley period of about 2500 BCE. The Agamas are the primary source and authority for yoga methods and instruction. The Shaiva Agamas revere the Ultimate Reality as Lord Shiva (Shaivism). The Vaishnava-Agamas (Pancharatra and Vaikhanasas Samhitas) adore the Ultimate Reality as Vishnu (Vaishnavism). The Shakta-Agamas (Tantras) venerate the Ultimate Reality as Shakti the consort of Shiva and Divine Mother of the universe (Shaktism). Each set of texts expands on the central theological and philosophical teachings of that denomination.Agamas are also sometimes known as Tantras.

The Agama traditions have been the source of early Yogic and Self Realization concepts in India. They have influenced thinkers and philosophers who sought an alternative to the excessive ritualism and sacrifices of the Vedic system of that time. Besides many non-vedic Hindu texts, early Jain and Buddhist scriptures are also called Agama texts.

Agama consists of four parts. The first part includes the philosophical and spiritual knowledge. The second part covers the yoga and the mental discipline. The third part specifies rules for the construction of temples and for sculpting and carving the figures of deities for worship in the temples. The fourth part of the Agamas includes rules pertaining to the observances of religious rites, rituals, and festivals

 

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AGAMA SHASTRA CONSECRATION OF TEMPLES

AGAMA SHASTRA CONSECRATION OF TEMPLES

The Hindu temples represent the culmination of social and religious aspirations of a society. Temple is the focal point in the life of a community and often represents its pride, identity and unity. A temple evokes in the visitor a sense of beauty in art and in life as well. It lifts up his spirit, elevates to a higher plane dissolving his little ego. At the same time, it awakens to his insignificance in the grand design of the Creator. It is also a treasure house of art and architecture, designed according to the principle of Vaastu Shastra, characterized by their majesty, serenity and beauty of intricate sculpture and designs.

The appointed priests carry out the worship in the temple on behalf of other devotees. It is hence parartha, a service conducted for the sake of others. Priests, generally, trained in ritual procedures, pursue the service at the temple as a profession. They are trained in the branch of the Agama of a particular persuasion. The texts employed in this regard describe the procedural details of temple worship, elaborately and precisely.

The makings of deities of Gods, consecrating it, performing puja, were all brought under the norms of the Shastras. This is called as ‘Agama’ Shastra. The term Agama primarily means tradition; Agama is also that which helps to understand things correctly and comprehensively. Agama Shastras are not part of the Vedas. The Agamas do not derive their authority directly from the Vedas. They are Vedic in spirit and character and make use of Vedic mantras while performing the service.

History and origin

Between the 6th and 12th centuries AD, several agama texts were compiled as part of sakalaradhana (idol worship). All of them give details of construction of temples and ancillary structures. Kamikagama, Vaikhanasagama and Padmasamhita are important agamas giving details of such construction. Several studies have been made after the 12th century AD. They take into account the differences in style based on climate building materials and social and cultural factors.

In Chola period, every temple was built under the Agama tradition. They decided on the goals and planned out the temple in such a way to meet the goals. Madurai Meenakshi temple, for example, has an annual festival of 48 days. In one moth, eight flags are hoisted. In nearby Thiruparangunram, this is not the practice. In the treatise Agama Shastra, which explains the science of temples, Vaastu is considered as the basis for any type of construction. Excavations at Harappa and Mohenjodaro also indicate the influence of Vaastu on the Indus Valley Civilization.

Parts of Agama Shastras

There are three main divisions in Agama shastra –

* The Shaiva

* The Shaktha

* The Vaishnava

The Shaiva branch of the Agama deals with the worship of the deity in the form of Shiva. This branch in turn has given rise to Shaiva Siddantha of the South and the Prathyabijnana School of Kashmir Shaivisim.

The Shaktha Agama prescribes the rules and tantric rituals for worship of Shakthi, Devi the divine mother.

The third one, Vaishanava Agama adores God as Vishnu the protector.

This branch has two major divisions Vaikhanasa and Pancharatra. The latter in turn has a sub branch called Tantra Sara followed mainly by the Dvaita sect (Madhwas).

Each Agama consists of four parts –

1. The philosophical and spiritual knowledge

2. The yoga and the mental discipline

3. The specifies rules for the construction of temples and for sculpting and carving the figures of deities for worship in the temples

4. The rules pertaining to the observances of religious rites, rituals, and festivals

Agama Shastras – Methods and practices

The Agama shastras are based in the belief that the divinity can be approached in two ways. It can be viewed as nishkala, formless – absolute; or as sakala having specific aspects.

The Agama methods are worship of images of God through rituals (Tantra), symbolic charts (Yantra) and verbal symbols (Mantra). Agama regards devotion and complete submission to the deity as fundamental to pursuit of its aim; and hopes that wisdom, enlightenment (jnana) would follow, eventually, by the grace of the worshipped deity. The Agama is basically dualistic, seeking grace, mercy and love of the Supreme God represented by the personal deity, for liberation from earthly attachments (moksha).

The temple worship is guided by its related Agama texts which invariably borrow the mantras from the Vedic traditions and the ritualistic details from Tantric traditions.

This has the advantage of claiming impressive validity from Nigama, the Vedas; and at the same time, carrying out popular methods of worship.

While installing the image of the deity, the Grihya Sutras do not envisage Prana-prathistapana ritual (transferring life into the idol by breathing life into it); but the Agamas borrowed this practice from the Tantra school and combined it with the Vedic ceremony of “opening the eyes of the deity with a needle”. While rendering worship to the deity the Agamas discarded the Tantric mantras; and instead adopted Vedic mantras even for services such as offering ceremonial bath , waving lights etc. though such practices were not a part of the Vedic mode of worship. The Agamas, predominantly, adopted the Vedic style Homas and Yajnas, which were conducted in open and in which a large number of people participated. But, the Agamas did not reject the Tantric rituals altogether; and some of them were conducted within the sanctum away from common view.

The Vaikhanasa Vasishnava archana vidhi, which perhaps was the earliest text of its kind, codified the of worship practices by judicious combination of Vedic and Tantric procedures. In addition, the worship routine was rendered more colourful and attractive by incorporating a number of ceremonial services (upacharas) and also presentations of music, dance, drama and other performing arts. It also brought in the Janapada, the popular celebrations like Uthsavas etc, these ensured larger participation of the enthusiastic devotees.

The Agama texts make a clear distinction between the worship carried out at his home (atmartha) and the worship carried out as priest at a temple(parartha ) for which he gets paid. This distinction must have come into being with the proliferation of temples and with the advent of temple-worship-culture. It appears to have been a departure from the practice of worship at home, an act of devotion and duty. Rig Vedic culture was centered on home and worship at home.

The worship at home is regarded as motivated by desire for attainments and for spiritual benefits (Sakshepa). In the temple worship, on the other hand, the priest does not seek spiritual benefits in discharge of his duties (nirakshepa). He worships mainly for the fulfilment of the desires of those who pray at the temple. That, perhaps, appears to be the reason for insisting that a priest should worship at his home before taking up his temple duties.

Contradictions and contraventions

Today, most of the shastras have been changed as per the convenience. It is not practiced and followed precisely. People have bent the rules and hence, this sacred and precious knowledge and practice is confined to books.

If Agama shastra was given importance, income to the temple would go down. The tradition set certain times for public prayer. Now, to get money worship is allowed at all the times and the Agama tradition got a back seat. Priests also took liberty with traditions and gave up their customs. Sincerity of priests dwindled. They did not feel the importance of learning the agama traditions. Priests today are unable to answer some basic questions about the worship

Today, there is demand for various types of temples and agama tradition is compromised now and devotees’ desire takes precedence.

 

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COTTAGES NAMES TIRUMALA

COTTAGES NAMES TIRUMALA

COTTAGES    NAMES

GNC  ( Garudadri Nagar Cottage )
ANC (  Anjanadri Cottage)
HVC ( Hill View Cottage )
SMC ( Sanku Metta Cottage )
SNC ( Seshadri Nagar Cottage )
I NC ( Sudarshan Choultry )
III NC  ( Kalyani Choultry )
Sapthagiri Sathralu
ATC Suites (Alwar Tank Cottage)
Rambagicha I, II &  III
Varaha Swami G H
HVDC (Hill View Delux Cottage)
TBC (Suite) (Travellers Banglow Cottage)
RBGH-II (Rambagicha G H
Surapuram Thota G H
Narayanagiri G H
Panchajanyam G H
Kousthabham G H
Alwar tank G H
Padmavathi area

 

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Nada Neerajanam

Nada Neerajanam

Udupi Krishna is referred to as Anna Brahma, Kanchi Varadaraja swamy is referred to as Nada Brahma and Lord Venkateshwara Swamy varu is referred to as Kanchana brahma.But now our Tirumala lord can also be referred to anna brahma and nada brahma as well. Everyday thousands of devotees have his prasadam in the temple and in the Nithya annadanam hall. The King of seven hills is offered nadopasana through the day. Nada neerajanam is one programme in which artists from various parts of the country come and offer their devotion to the lotus feet through nadopasana. They sing compositions of great saint poets,perform diffrent tradiotnal dance forms as a seva to Sakala kala bhushitudu Sri Venkateshwara Swamyvaru.Saint poet Thyagaraja swamy sings “Endaro Mahanubahavulu andariki vandanam” referring to all the people who sing praises of the lord. Have a glimpse at the compositions of all those mahunaubhavulu and drench yourself in the rain of devotion towards the Lord

 

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TAMILNADU TOURISAM TIRUMALA ONE DAY TOUR

TAMILNADU TOURISAM TIRUMALA ONE DAY TOUR

Tour Days : 1 Day(s)
On week days – Time : Departure 6.10 A.M
Arrival after Dharsan
Places Covered : Tirupathi, Tirumala, Tiruchanur

Tickets(per person)

Volvo A/C – Adult – RS 1050
Volvo A/C – Child(5-12) – Rs 950

Services: Includes Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch with 300/- Special Darshan Ticket

Note: Advance booking for this tour should be minimum of 15 days.

CONTACT

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation,
Tourism Complex,
No.2,Wallajah Road (near Kalaivanar Arangam),
Chennai-600 002.

Ph. 25367850 Extn.221
Ph:- 25383333, 25389857, 25360294,
Fax : 044-25361385, 25381567.
E-Mail Id : ttdc@vsnl.com

 

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A.P TOURISM TIRUMALA PACKAGE TOURS

A.P TOURISM TIRUMALA PACKAGE TOURS

LOCAL SIGHT SEEING TOUR Daily:
Dep. 9.15 am Arrival 5.30 p.m.
Srikalahasti, Tiruchanur, Kanipakam, Sreenivasa Mangapuram & Kapilateertham, Tour terminates at Govindaraja Swamy Temple.
FARE : From Tirumala – Adult Rs. 340/- Child : Rs. 280/-
FARE : From Tirupati – Adult Rs. 310/- Child : Rs. 250/-


COIMBATORE – TIRUMALA TOUR Daily by Volvo Coach:
Dep. 8.00 pm Coimbattore Arr. 7.00 am Coimbattore
Three days tour Covers Tirumala, Tiruchanur & Kalahasti
FARE : Adult Rs. 1890/- Child. Rs. 1515/-
(includes Break fast, Lunch, S & L Show, Accommodation & Seegra Darshan)


COIMBATORE – TIRUMALA TOUR Daily by Non A/c Coach:
Weekly Thrice
Three days tour Covers Tirumala, Tirupati, Tiruchanur & Kalahasti
FARE : Adult Rs. 1350/- Child. Rs. 1080/-
Includes Break fast, Lunch, S & L Show, Accommodation & Darshan with Sudharshan Token


KARUR – TIRUMALA TOUR:
Dep. 2.00 pm from Karur
Daily Non A/C coach 2 days tour
FARE : Adult Rs. 1500/- Child : Rs. 1200/-
Includes Break fast, Lunch, S & L Show, Accommodation & Seegra Darshan


TIRUPUR- TIRUMALA TOUR Daily by A/C Volvo coach:
Dep. 2.00 pm Tiruppur
2 days tour covers Tirupati, Tirumala & Tiruchanur
FARE: Adult Rs. 1890/- Child Rs. 1515/-
Includes Break fast, Lunch, S & L Show, Accommodation & Seegra Darshan


KUMBAKONAM – TIRUMALA TOUR:
Daily by Non A/C coach 2 days tour covers Tirupati, Tirumala & Tiruchanur
FARE : Adult Rs. 1770/- Child Rs. 1420/-
Includes Break fast, Lunch, S & L Show, Accommodation & Seegra Darshan


NEYVELI – TIRUMALA TOUR:
By Non A/C coach 2 days tour covers, Tirupati,Tirumala & Tiruchanur
FARE : Adult Rs. 1010/- Child Rs. 810/-
Includes Accommodation, S & L Show, & Sudarshan Token


TIRUPATI-SRIPURAM GOLDEN TEMPLE DAILY TOUR:

FARE : Adult Rs. 300/- Child Rs.240/-
Includes transport by Non A/C Hitech



click for online booking:A p tourisam online booking
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism Corporate Office
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Tourism House, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad – 500 063. Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: +91-40-23262151, +91-40-23262152, +91-40-23262153, +91-40-23262154
+91-40-23262457
Fax: +91-40-23261801

Central Reservation Offices
Hyderabad
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Phone: +91 40-66746370, +91 40-66745986
Cell: +91 9848540371
Visakhapatnam
RTC Complex, Visakhapatnam.
Ph: +91 891-2788820
Fax: +91 891-2788822
Cell: +91 9848813584
Vijayawada
Godavari Motor Complex
M.G.Road, Vijayawada.
Ph: +91 866-2571393
Tirupati
Room No.5 & 6, Sridevi Complex,
Tilak Road, Tirupati.
Ph: +91 877-2289120.
Information & Reservation Offices
Hyderabad
Tank Bund Road,
Ph: +91 40-65581555, +91 40-23450165
Fax: +91 40-23453086

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Ph: +91 40-23052028, +91 40-65504999.

Tourism Plaza, Green Lands
Ph: +91 40-65571682
Cell: +91 9848540374

Yatrinivas, S.P. Road
Ph: +91 40-27893100,
+91 40-27816375,
+91 40-66387598

Tirupati
Visakhapatnam
Srinivasam Complex
Ph: +91 877-2289219, +91 877-2289216.
Railway Station
Ph: +91 891-2788821
Chennai
Kolkata
31/14, Burkit Road, T.Nagar
Ph: +91 44-65439987,
Tele Fax : +91 44-24353373.
4/1, Sikkim House, Middleton Street
Tele/Fax: +91 33-22813679
+91 9330999811.
Bangalore
Delhi
24/1, Race Course Road
Ph: +91 80-41136373
Fax: +91 80-22385513
A.P. Bhavan
Ph: +91 11-23381293.

 

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UGADI 2011

UGADI 2011

APRIL 04 2011 MONDAY
The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around. The flame of the forest (trees with bright red flowers that blossom during holi) are in full bloom signifying an affluent season.It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day – Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya’s calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants (barren until now) acquiring new life, shoots and leaves. Spring is considered the first season of the year hence also heralding a new year and a new beginning. The vibrancy of life and verdent fields, meadows full of colorful blossoms signifies growth, prosperity and well-being.

With the coming of Ugadi, the naturally perfumed jasmines (mallepulu) spread a sweet fragrance which is perhaps unmatched by any other in nature’s own creation! While large garlands of jasmine are offered to Gods in homes and temples, jasmine flowers woven in clusters adorn the braids of women.

Predictions of the Year :
Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions made for the new year. Traditionally, the panchangasravanam or listening to the yearly calendar was done at the temples or at the Town square but with the onset of modern technology, one can get to hear the priest-scholar on television sets right in one’s living room.
It is a season for raw mangoes spreading its aroma in the air and the fully blossomed neem tree that makes the air healthy. Also, jaggery made with fresh crop of sugarcane adds a renewed flavor to the typical dishes associated with Ugadi. “Ugadi pachchadi” is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi. It is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces and neem flowers and new tanarind which truly reflect life – a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes!
Preparing for the Occasion :
Preparations for the festival begin a week ahead. Houses are given a thorough wash. Shopping for new clothes and buying other items that go with the requirements of the festival are done with a lot of excitement.
Ugadi is celebrated with festive fervor in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While it is called Ugadi in A.P. and Karnataka, in Maharashtra it is known as “Gudipadava”. On Ugadi day, people wake up before the break of dawn and take a head bath after which they decorate the entrance of their houses with fresh mango leaves. The significance of tying mango leaves relates to a legend. It is said that Kartik (or Subramanya or Kumara Swamy) and Ganesha, the two sons of Lord Siva and Parvathi were very fond of mangoes. As the legend goes Kartik exhorted people to tie green mango leaves to the doorway signifying a good crop and general well-being.
It is noteworthy that we use mango leaves and coconuts (as in a Kalasam, to initiate any pooja) only on auspicious occasions to propitiate gods. People also splash fresh cow dung water on the ground in front of their house and draw colorful floral designs. This is a common sight in every household. People perform the ritualistic worship to God invoking his blessings before they start off with the new year. They pray for their health, wealth and prosperity and success in business too. Ugadi is also the most auspicious time to start new ventures.
The celebration of Ugadi is marked by religious zeal and social merriment. Special dishes are prepared for the occasion. In Andhra Pradesh, eatables such as “pulihora”, “bobbatlu” and preparations made with raw mango go well with the occasion. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called “puliogure” and “holige”. The Maharashtrians make “puran poli” or sweet rotis.
Season For Pickles :
With the raw mango available in abundance only during the two months (of April/May), people in Andhra Pradesh make good use of mangoes to last them until the next season. They pickle the mangoes with salt, powdered mustard and powdered dry red chilli and a lot of oil to float over the mangoes. This preparation is called “avakai” and lasts for a whole year.
Mangoes and summer season go hand in hand. Ugadi thus marks the beginning of the hot season which coincides with the school vacations. For the young ones, therefore, Ugadi is characterised by new clothes, sumptuous food and revelling. The air is filled with joy, enthusiasm and gaiety. Some people participate in social community gatherings and enjoy a tranquil evening with devotional songs (bhajans).
Kavi Sammelanam :
Kavi Sammelanam (poetry recitation) is a typical Telugu Ugadi feature. Ugadi is also a time when people look forward to a literary feast in the form of Kavi Sammelanam. Many poets come up with new poems written on subjects ranging – from Ugadi – to politics to modern trends and lifestyles.
Ugadi Kavi Sammelanam is also a launch pad for new and budding poets. It is generally carried live on All India Radio’s Hyderabad “A” station and the Doordarshan,(TV) Hyderabad following “panchanga sravanam” (New year calendar) narrating the way the new year would shape up in the lives of people and the State in general. Kavis (poets) of many hues – political, comic, satirical reformist, literary and melancholic – make an appearance on the Ugadi stage. Ugadi is thus a festival of many shades. It ushers in the new year, brings a rich bounce of flora and fills the hearts of people with joy and contentment.
The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around. The flame of the forest (trees with bright red flowers that blossom during holi) are in full bloom signifying an affluent season.It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day – Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya’s calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants (barren until now) acquiring new life, shoots and leaves. Spring is considered the first season of the year hence also heralding a new year and a new beginning. The vibrancy of life and verdent fields, meadows full of colorful blossoms signifies growth, prosperity and well-being.
With the coming of Ugadi, the naturally perfumed jasmines (mallepulu) spread a sweet fragrance which is perhaps unmatched by any other in nature’s own creation! While large garlands of jasmine are offered to Gods in homes and temples, jasmine flowers woven in clusters adorn the braids of women.
Predictions of the Year :
Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions made for the new year. Traditionally, the panchangasravanam or listening to the yearly calendar was done at the temples or at the Town square but with the onset of modern technology, one can get to hear the priest-scholar on television sets right in one’s living room.
It is a season for raw mangoes spreading its aroma in the air and the fully blossomed neem tree that makes the air healthy. Also, jaggery made with fresh crop of sugarcane adds a renewed flavor to the typical dishes associated with Ugadi. “Ugadi pachchadi” is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi. It is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces and neem flowers and new tanarind which truly reflect life – a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes!
Preparing for the Occasion :
Preparations for the festival begin a week ahead. Houses are given a thorough wash. Shopping for new clothes and buying other items that go with the requirements of the festival are done with a lot of excitement.
Ugadi is celebrated with festive fervor in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While it is called Ugadi in A.P. and Karnataka, in Maharashtra it is known as “Gudipadava”. On Ugadi day, people wake up before the break of dawn and take a head bath after which they decorate the entrance of their houses with fresh mango leaves. The significance of tying mango leaves relates to a legend. It is said that Kartik (or Subramanya or Kumara Swamy) and Ganesha, the two sons of Lord Siva and Parvathi were very fond of mangoes. As the legend goes Kartik exhorted people to tie green mango leaves to the doorway signifying a good crop and general well-being.
It is noteworthy that we use mango leaves and coconuts (as in a Kalasam, to initiate any pooja) only on auspicious occasions to propitiate gods. People also splash fresh cow dung water on the ground in front of their house and draw colorful floral designs. This is a common sight in every household. People perform the ritualistic worship to God invoking his blessings before they start off with the new year. They pray for their health, wealth and prosperity and success in business too. Ugadi is also the most auspicious time to start new ventures.
The celebration of Ugadi is marked by religious zeal and social merriment. Special dishes are prepared for the occasion. In Andhra Pradesh, eatables such as “pulihora”, “bobbatlu” and preparations made with raw mango go well with the occasion. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called “puliogure” and “holige”. The Maharashtrians make “puran poli” or sweet rotis.
Season For Pickles :
With the raw mango available in abundance only during the two months (of April/May), people in Andhra Pradesh make good use of mangoes to last them until the next season. They pickle the mangoes with salt, powdered mustard and powdered dry red chilli and a lot of oil to float over the mangoes. This preparation is called “avakai” and lasts for a whole year.
Mangoes and summer season go hand in hand. Ugadi thus marks the beginning of the hot season which coincides with the school vacations. For the young ones, therefore, Ugadi is characterised by new clothes, sumptuous food and revelling. The air is filled with joy, enthusiasm and gaiety. Some people participate in social community gatherings and enjoy a tranquil evening with devotional songs (bhajans).
Kavi Sammelanam :
Kavi Sammelanam (poetry recitation) is a typical Telugu Ugadi feature. Ugadi is also a time when people look forward to a literary feast in the form of Kavi Sammelanam. Many poets come up with new poems written on subjects ranging – from Ugadi – to politics to modern trends and lifestyles.
Ugadi Kavi Sammelanam is also a launch pad for new and budding poets. It is generally carried live on All India Radio’s Hyderabad “A” station and the Doordarshan,(TV) Hyderabad following “panchanga sravanam” (New year calendar) narrating the way the new year would shape up in the lives of people and the State in general. Kavis (poets) of many hues – political, comic, satirical reformist, literary and melancholic – make an appearance on the Ugadi stage. Ugadi is thus a festival of many shades. It ushers in the new year, brings a rich bounce of flora and fills the hearts of people with joy and contentment.

 

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SVBC Daily program Schedule

SVBC Daily program Schedule

SVBC Daily program Schedule
Please find below the fixed schedule of the programs that are telecasted everyday
Suprabatham  3:00 to 4:00 AM
This is the first seva of the day.The king of seven hills Sri Venkateshwara Swamyvaru is woken up from his yoga nidra by reciting Suprabatham.This is one of the best time to be in the temple.Once the Suprabatham is started inscense sticks are lighted around the temple and it gives a very good feeling to be in the temple and await our Lord Sri Venakteshwara Swamyvaru to wake up and bless all of us with his divine Viswaroopa sarva darshanam
Thomala 4:00 to 4:30 AM
Thomala Seva is the performance of Alankaram of Lord with flower garlands.Daily alankaram to Sarvaalankarabhushitudu.We can see the ekangi carrying all the garlands on top of his head and doing a pradakshina around dwajastanbam.As the Lord is decorated with the best of flowers worship him with the  your own flowers of devotion
Koluvu 4:00 to 4:30 AM
In koluvu the panchangam for previous day,today and next day will be recited before the Koluvu Srinivasa who will be seated on a throne presented by Mysore Maharaja.The arjitham and hundi collections are also presented to the Lord
Sahasranama archana 4:30 to 5:30 AM
In this seva 1008 names of Lord will be recited and  tulsi will be offered to the lotus feet of the Lord.After the  archana to the lotus feet Vakshasthala lakshmi also will be worshipped by recital of 108 names.Our 1008 namaskarams to the holiest feet of all which was washed by none other than Lord Brahma himself
Vedashreevachanam,Ghantanadam  5:30 to 6:00 AM
During the naivideyam is offered to Lord the big bells in the temple are rung.This is telecasted in ghantanadam.Listen to the divne vibrations from the Sannidanam
Prabatha Sevanjali 6:00 to 6:30 AM
During this programme all the morning sevas offered to Lord of seven Hills Sri Venkateshwara Swamyvaru is shown again.It contains Suprabatham,Thomala,Koluvu and Sahasranamarchana.Start your day by hearing to the divine recitations from the Kaliyuga Vaikuntam
Srinivasa Gadyam,Lakshmi Gadyam  6:30 to 7:00 AM
Reciting of one of the most sacred Srinivasa gadyam and lakshmi gadyam
Adyatmika Visheshalu 8:00 to 8:30 AM
This programme will give a detailed description of all the activity going on in Tirumala temple and also utsavams details about nearby temples.
Shatamanam Bhavathi  8:30 to 9:30 AM
This is a unique programme first of its kind in India wherein any one can get a Vedaashirvadam from the priests in Tirumala temple. Devotees have to send in a photo and the occasion to SVBC. On the day requested by the devotee their letter will be read out and Vedaashirvadam will be given. What more a delight then getting ashirvadam from holy people who worship kaliyuga pratyakasha daivam Sri Venkateshwara Swamy varu. Please send in your requests to: Shatamanam Bhavthi,Sri Venkateshwara Bakthi Channel,Alipri Guest house, Alipiri, Tirupathi – 517 501
Kalyanaotsavam 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Tirumala is always referred as “Nithya Kalyanam Pachha Toranam” in reference to Kalyanaotsavam being performed everyday to NITHYA KALYANA CHAKRAVARTHI Sri Malayappa Swamy varu. This programme is a delight to every devotees eyes. People wait in long queues and for long durations to get tickets to attend this seva. Witness the Kalyanam of Jagatkalyana moorthy Sri Sri Venkateshwara Swamy varu inside your house. Sarve Jana sukhino bavanthu
Adhyatmika Visehashulu  1:00 to 1:25 PM
This programme will give a detailed description of all the activity going on in Tirumala temple and also utsavams details about nearby temples
Dolotsavam  2:00 to 2:30 PM
“Dolyamanam Govindam,Machanstham madhusudhanam,Ratasthvam kesahavam drusthva punarjanma na vidyate” This sloka clearly tells One who sees Govinda in swing,Madhusudana in bed and keshava in chariot will not have punarjanmam. In Tirumala the only refuge in Kalyiyugam Sri Sri Venkateshwara Swamy varu is offered dolotsavam seva in the Ayana Mahal inside the temple to the playing of Nada swaram. Bow to the Lord for salvation when is enjoying the dolotsavam
Arjitha Brahmotsavam  2:30 to 3:00 PM
Lord Srinivasa enjoys utsavams. Tirumala is a place of Nithyotsavams. One of them is Arjitha Brahmotasavam which is conducted every day. Lord Malayappa Swamy is brought to Vaibotsava mandapam next to Rambageecha  Choultry in Tirumala. Here The lord is seated on Pedda sesha vahanam,his beloved Garuda Vahanam and Hanumantha vahanam. In each Vahanam aarthi is  offered.Listen to the chanting of Govindaa Govindaaaa from the devotees when they see Lord Mallayappa Swamy adorn the throne of his vahanams
Vasantaotsavam  3:00 to 3:30 PM
After giving darshan to the devotees on the three vahanams The Lord is offered abhishekam during vasanthaotsavam.This is a visual treat to the devotees to see their beloved lord and his consorts being offered Abhishekam
Sahasra Deepalankarana seva 5:00 to 6:00 PM
In the evening times in Tirumala the Lord is gently rocked in Sahasra deeplakarana seva .In a mantapam which has 1008 lamps and lit using ghee.First veda ghosham is performed and later 2 sankeerthanams composed by annamacharya and one kannada dasara padagalu is sung in front of the Lord himself. After this nadaswaram is performed.The seva culminates with Nakshatra harathi and Karppora neerajanam being offered to Kalyiyuga Pratayksha  daivam Sri Venkateshwara Swamy varu
Nada Neerajanam  6:00 to 7:30 PM
Udupi Krishna is referred to as Anna Brahma, Kanchi Varadaraja swamy is referred to as Nada Brahma and Lord Venkateshwara Swamy varu is referred to as Kanchana brahma.But now our Tirumala lord can also be referred to anna brahma and nada brahma as well. Everyday thousands of devotees have his prasadam in the temple and in the Nithya annadanam hall. The King of seven hills is offered nadopasana  through the day. Nada neerajanam is one programme in which artists from various parts of the country come and offer their devotion to the lotus feet through nadopasana. They sing compositions of great saint poets,perform diffrent tradiotnal dance forms as a seva to Sakala kala bhushitudu Sri Venkateshwara Swamyvaru.Saint poet Thyagaraja swamy sings “Endaro Mahanubahavulu andariki vandanam” referring to all the people who sing praises of the lord. Have a glimpse at the compositions of all those mahunaubhavulu and drench yourself in the rain of devotion towards the Lord
Ghantanadam 7:30 to 8:00 PM
During the naivideyam is offered to Lord the bug bells in the temple are rung. This is telecasted in ghantanadam
Adhyatmika Visehashulu  10:00 to 10:30 PM
This programme will give a detailed description of all the activity going on in Tirumala temple and also utsavams details about nearby temples
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Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam 29 March 2011

Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam 29 March 2011

Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam is a purification ceremony held in Shri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati. It is performed four times a year before Ugadi, Anivari Asthanam, Vaikunta Ekadashi and the annual Brahmotsavam.

After the first bell, the idols and other articles in the sanctum are transferred to another chamber. Then the sanctum is cleaned and a paste comprising Vermilion, benzoin and sandalwood is applied on the walls. Later, the walls are cleaned. After the second bell, the food is offered to the deity

Koil Alwar means ‘Holy Shrine’. The main purpose of performing koil Tirumanjanam is purification of sanctum santorum and temple premises. During the cermony all the murtis and other articles are removed from santum santorum and the mula murti is covered with water- proof covering. The entire garbhafriham, including floors, ceilings and walls are then cleaned and brushed well eith plenty of water. The whole place is then smeared with kunkum, champor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric etc. as disincecant. the covering of the main deity is then removed and the deities, deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Purificatory pujas and Naivedyams are the offered to thedeity. This ceremony performed strictly as per the agamas is conducted in a year four times: (1) before Ugadi (2) before Anivara Asthanam (3) before Vaikunta Eakadasi (4) before Annual Brahmotsavam

 

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VIMANA VENKATESWARA ANANDA NILAYAM

VIMANA VENKATESWARA ANANDA NILAYAM

 

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SVBC SRI VENKATESWRA BHAKTHI CHANNEL

SVBC SRI VENKATESWRA BHAKTHI CHANNEL

 

We are very much delighted to inform our public that our Hon’ble President of India Smt.Pratibha Patil had launched the channel “Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel” from Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on 7th July 2008. Since the inception of the Channel, the ratings are quite good in numbers in the segment of Devotional Channels.
With the divine blessings of Lord Venkateswara, under the aegis of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthnams, a 24/7 Free to Air Digital Satellite Channel with a global footprint is already very much popular among all devotees across the globe.SVBC/TTD is one and the only Channel to
telecast daily 3½ hrs LIVE
(1) Kalyanotsavam 12.00 to 01.00 Pm
(2) Dolotsavam 01.50 to 02.30 Pm
(3) Arjita Brahmotsavam 02.30 to 03.00 Pm
(4) Vasantostavam 03.00 to 03.30 Pm
(5) Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva 05.00 to 06.00 Pm)
telecast directly from Tirumala to every possible home.
The main objective of the Channel is to enable every devotee in the world to see every minute detail of every Seva / Pooja / live within and outside the temple from their homes through TATA SKY/Airtel / Reliance DTH/ DISH TV/DD Direct Plus/SUN DIRECT/Internet and 216 Major Cable Operators across Andhra Pradesh, in every part of the world. Otherwise, millions of devotees in India and across the world are unable to visit Tirumala and Tirupati to participate in all the Sevas and Poojas both inside and outside the Sanctum Sanctorium. The Channel also wishes to promote scientific research in the fields of Vedas, Yagnas, Puranas and the ancient Hindu scriptures so as to disseminate that rich Heritage, Culture, Spirituality, our hoary past and indeed our way of life itself.

 

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E-DARSHAN COUNTERS ALL OVER INDIA

E-DARSHAN COUNTERS ALL OVER INDIA

ADILABAD
TTD Kalyanamandapam, e-Darshan Counter, Housing Board Colony, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh.
N. Tirupati
9391181461
AHMEDABAD
e-Dharshan Counter, Sri Balaji Temple, Opp. Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
VENKATARAMANA
07965-540865
AMALAPURAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Darshan Counter, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
GANGA
9440176788
ANANTHAPUR
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Darshan Counter, Near Railway Station, Ramachandrapuram, Ananthapru District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 08554-222345
SREENIVASULU REDDY
9440286641
BANGALOR- I
TTD Information Center, e-Darshan Counter, 16th Cross, Vyalikavel, Malleswaram, Bangalore-3, Karnataka.Ph: 080-23345555
B.V. RAMMOHAN
9343402224
BANGALOR- II
ARCHANA
9343402224
BHEEMAVARAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Darshan Counter, Near Town Railwaystation, Bhimavaram-2. West Godavari District. Andhra Pradesh.
VARMA
9440354448
BHOPAL
e-Dharshan Counter, Shivaji Road, Bhopal.
PADMA
0755-6535315
BOBBILI
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Darshan Counter, Near Water Tank, Bobbili. Andhra Pradesh.
SITA
9290265676
BHUVANESWAR
TTD Kalyana Mandapam , e-Dharshan Counter, Jayadev vihar Chowk, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Ph: 0674-2547597
JAYASINGH
9337118008
CHENNAI- I
TTD Information Center, e-Dharshan Counter, Venkatanarayana Road, T-Nagar,  Chennai. Tamil Nadu. Ph: 044-24343535, 24346219.
G. MURALI
9884588049
CHENNAI – II
MOHAN
9445403979
CHIRALA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Govt. Hospital, Kothapet, Chirala, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh.
YASHODA
9848262463
CHITTOOR
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Vellore Road, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 08572-235499
MUTHURAMAN
9393779996
COIMBATORE
TTD e-Dharshan Counter, No.9, Perumal Complex, Papanaikampalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Ph: 0422-2211667
MANALAKSHMI
ELURU
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Opp. CRR College, Eluru, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 08812-232073
M. PHANI LAKSHMI
9347338383
ERODE
D/No: 315, Perundurai Road, Club Melange Campus, Erode-11. Tamil Nadu.
SENTHIL KUMAR
9443036035
GODAVARIKHANI
e-Dharshan Counter, Municipal Office Complex, Godavarikhani, Andhra Pradesh.
VIJAY KUMAR
9966343360
GUNTUR
TTD Information Centre, Rajagardens, Guntur District, Andhara Pradesh. Ph: 08632-224340
PHANI KRISHNA
9397605349
HANUMAKONDA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Kishanpoora, Hanumakonda, Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph : 0870-2577949
BALAKRISHNA
9347388896
HYDERABAD
e-Dharshan Counter, Balaji Bhavan, Liberty Circle, Opp Stanza complex, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 040-23260590,23220457
HARIBABU
JAIPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Andhra Association, C-Scheme, F-47, Jaipur.
BHARAT
9784656324
JEMSHEDPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Andhra Bhakta Sree Rama Mandiram, Bisitpur, Jemshedpur – 831001. Ph: 0657 – 2756047
SRINIVAS
9430719641 9234590278
KADAPA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Madras Road, Sankarapuram, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0856-2243029
SAVITRAMMA
9394766713
KAKINADA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Near Balaji Cheruvu, Kakinada. East Godavari District. Andhara Pradesh. Ph: 0884-2379239
DEVI
9440176788
KALLAKURICHI
e-Dharshan Counter, Near Raja theatre, Raja Nagar, Kallakurichi. Tamil Nadu.
UDAYA
04151-222255
KARIMNAGAR
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Gandhi Road, Opp RTC Bus Stand, Karimnagar District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0878-2236722
RAGHUPATHI
9347388896
KHAMMAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, Opp RTC Bus Stand, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0874-2224269
RAJA RAO
9948459729
KHARAGPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Sri Balaji Mandir Committe, Malamcha Road, Kharagpur, West Bengal. Ph: 0322-22320170
JITENDRA RAVULA
943489603
KOLHAPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, Westran Maharastra Devasthan Management Committe, Chuorang Nagala Park, Kolhapur, Maharastra.
K. SOWJANYA
9421218885 9420456269
KOLKATTA
TTD e-Dharshan Counter, Andhra Association Bulding, 13A, Shah Nagar, Near Kalighat Station, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal. Ph: 033-24668314
ASHOK
9830905177
KUPPAM
TTD Kalyana mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Kuppam. Andhra Pradesh.
KURNOOL
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, C-Camp Centre, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.Ph: 0851-8229735
SURENDER RAMASARMA
9849887784
LATUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Asta Vinayaka Prathistan, Balagram, Shivaji Nagar, Latur, Maharashtra. Ph: 02382-244869.
P. ANIL SURESH RAO
9850598930
MACHILIPATNAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Near Bus Stand, Machilipatnam, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0867-2221352
SIRISHA
9292100145
MAHABOOBNAGAR
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Near Govt. Jr.College, New Town, Mahaboobnagar, MahaboobNagar District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0854-2222575
K. SRINIVAS REDDY
9703562997
METPALLI
TTD Kalyana mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Metpalli, Karimnagar District.
S. RAJASEKHAR
9959870456
MUMBAI
The Bombay Andhra Mahasabha & Gymkhana, 10/C, Lakhamsi Napoo Road, Opp.King George High School, HIndu Colony, Raja Sivaji Vidyalay, Dadar East, MUMBAI-400 014, Ph: 022 – 24170131
BALU
9393455255
NAGPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Buldana Urban Co-Op Bank, Ramdas Road, Nagpur.
S
NAIDUPET
TTD Information Centere, e-Dharshan Counter, Near Bus Stand, Naidupet, Nellore District, Andhra Predesh.
RAJESWARAMMA
9985841216
NALGONDA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Shivaji Nagar, Nalgonda, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0868-2228189
S. VENKANNA
9966290789
NELLORE
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Durga Mitta, Nellore, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh Ph: 0861-2327409
NAGESWARA RAO
9441244203
NEW DELHI
TTD Information Centere, e-Dharshan Counter, No 1, Ashoka road A.P.Bhavan, New Delhi Ph: 011-23385248
RAJESH(Counetr operator)
98688637894
NIZAMABAD
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Pulan Chourastha, Vatani Road, Nizamabad. Nizamabad District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0846-2231168
VENKATESWARA RAO
9848591253
ONGOLE
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Santapet, Ongole, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0859-2233456
S. NARASIMHA RAO
9849787006
PIDUGURALLA
e-Dharshan Counter, Behind ZP High School, Piduguralla, Guntur District.
G. APPIREDDY
9849108180
PONDICHERY
TTD Information Centere, e-Darshan Counter, 288, J.N Street, Pondichery, Tamil Nadu. Ph: 0413-2222064
M. ASHOK KUMAR
9362008477
PRODDATUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Agasteswara Alayam, Kurnool Road, Proddatur, Kadapa District.
KALADAR
9949724657 9885757044
PULIVENDLA
TTD Information Centere, e-Dharshan Counter, Muddanur Road, Pulivendula, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh.
JANARDHAN CHETTY
9885757044
PUNE
e-Dharshan Counter, Maharastra Arya Vaishya Samaj, 154 Kasbapeta, Near Kasba Ganapthi, Pune, Maharastra.
S. NAGARKAR
9422503162
PUTTAPARTHI
e-Dharshan Counter, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Puttaparthi, Ananthapur District.
RAMACHANDRA
9441575970
RAIPUR
e-Dharshan Counter, Andhra Sansritik Samithi, Raipur.
RAMANA RAO
9301079321
RAJAHMUNDRY
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Danavaipet, Rajamundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 088-32461980
C.V. LAKSHMI
9440176788
RAJAPALYAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, 576, Tenkasi Road, Rajapalam, Tamil Nadu.
ANAND RAJ
9994393050
SALEM
TTD Information Centere, e-Dharshan Counter, Sree Garuda Spirutal and Development Trust, 9/4C,6th Cross, Maravaneri, Salem 636007, Tamil Nadu.Ph: 0427-2431117
CHINNI KRISHNADEVA
9843411177
SANGAREDDY
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Sanga Reddy Medak District, Andhra Pradesh Ph: 08455-277488
GANESH
9440039372
SHIRDI
e-Dharshan Counter, Arya Vyshya Nithya Annadana Satram, Shirdi.
HARISH I/c
02423-255039
SHOLAPUR
e-Darshan Counter, Sri Venkateswara Devasthanam, Sholapur.
SIDDIRAM V UPALANCHI
9822637167
SIDDIPET
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Siddipeta, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh.
K. KAMALA
9866567077 9948535677
SRIKALAHASTI
e-Darshan Counter, Sri Kalahasti Temple, Srikalahasti. Andhra Pradesh.
HARATHI
9885403338
SRIKAKULAM
TTD Kalyanamandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Near Gandhi Park, Srikakulam, Srikakulam Distict, Andhra Pradesh Ph: 0894-2226422
SAGAR
9052745743
TALLAPAKA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Talapaka, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh.
HIMABINDU
9440572657 9912483436
TRICHY
TTD e – Dharshan Counter, Sri Ranga Seva Trust, Murali House, D.No: D44, 5th Cross, North East Extension, Thillai Nagar TRICHY – 620 018 Ph: 0431-6461144, 09245551112
BADHRI NARAYANAN
09245551112
UDIPI
e-Dharshan Counter, Near Sri Krishna Temple, Udipi.
VARANASI
e-Dharshan Counter, Arya Vyshya Nithya Annadana Satram, Varanasi.
VELLORE
TTD Information Centere e-Dharshan Counter, Officers Line, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Ph: 0416-2233877
KAMARAJ
VIJAYAWADA
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Punnama Thota, Near All India Radio, Vijayawada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0866-2470377
NAGAMANI
9246567071
VISAKHAPATNAM
TTD Kalyana Mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, MVP Colony, Near Raithu Bazar, Visakapatnam, Visakapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh. Ph: 0891-2707676
SRINIVAS
9298602085
VIJAYANAGARAM
TTD Kalyana mandapam, e-Dharshan Counter, Ranhjani Road, Vijayanagaram, Vijayanagaram District, Andhra Predesh.Ph: 0892-2222769
MALLIKARJUNA RAO
9440879188
Tirupati
Mahathi auditouium,Prakasam Road,Opp town club
Srivari Sannidi,Alipiri Road

 

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Do’s & Dont’s

Do’s & Dont’s

DO’s :
* Do obeisance to your Ishta or Kula Daivam before you start for Tirumala.
* Do book your travel & accommodation at Tirumala in advance.
* Do bathe in the Pushkarani and worship Varahaswamy in his Temple
…you go to worship Lord Venkateswara.
* Do bathe & wear clean clothes before you enter the shrine.
* Do concentrate on Lord Venkateswara inside the Temple.
* Do observe absolute silence and recite Om Sri Venkatesayanamaha
…to yourself, inside the temple.
* Do bathe in the Papavinasanam & Akasa Ganga Theerthams near Tirumala.
* Do respect ancient customs and usage’s while at Tirumala.
* Do respect & promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.
* Do deposit your offerings in the Hundi only.
* Do contact any of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Enquiry officer
…for information regarding the temple and your worship there.

DONT’s :

* Don’t carry much jewelry or cash with you.
* Don’t eat non-veg food.
* Don’t consume liquor or other intoxicants.
* Don’t smoke when you are in the sacred hills
* Don’t approach strangers for accommodation.
* Don’t wear foot wear in and around the premises of the temple.
* Don’t approach touts and dalalis for quick darshan.
* Don’t prostrate(Satsanga Danda Pranamam) inside the temple.
* Don’t buy spurious parsadams from sweet vendors.
* Don’t come to Tirumala for any purpose other than worshipping.
* Don’t rush in for Darshan but take your chance in the queue.
* Don’t spit or commit nuisance in the premises of the temple.
* Don’t enter the temple.If, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited toenter.
* Don’t wear flowers at Tirumala, all flowers are for the Lord only.
* Don’t encourage beggary.

 

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SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM ARJITHA SEVA

SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM ARJITHA SEVA

SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY
SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM

ARJITHA SEVA
Suprabhatham
5-00   a.m.
Rs.       10-00
each
Viawarupdarshan
5-30   a.m.
Rs.       10-00
each
Thomala Seva
6-30   a.m.
Rs.       10-00
each
Sahasranama Archana
7-30   a.m.
Rs.       10-00
each
Kalyanotsavam
11-00  a.m.
RS.     500-00
(2+3)
Archana & Harathi
Sarvadarsan
5-00
each
Special Darashan
Sarvadarsan
Rs.         5-00
each
Abhisekam (Moolavalru)
(Friday only)
7-30   a.m.
Rs.     100-00
each
Permanent Archana
Life Time
RS.  1,650-00
each
Abhisheka Darsan /
Abhishekanantara Darsan
RS.         5-00
each
Ekanta Seva
Rs.       10-00
each

 

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www.ttdsevaonline.com DARSHAN / SEVA / ACCOMODATION INTERNET BOOKING

DARSHAN / SEVA / ACCOMODATION INTERNET BOOKING

A Limited number of Arjitha Seva tickets are allotted under Internet quota. Devotees can log onto WWW. Ttdseva online.com and see availability of seva tickets. The devotees can select the date and seva ticket and payment can be made through credit card. Credit cards, which have citi Bank payment gateway only will be accepted. The dwvotees has to discose his identity through driving licence / passport voter’s identity card/PAN CARD. Arjitha sea tickets booked under internet quoua can either be advanced or postponed but cannot be cancelled. In case of cancellation, the amount will be remitted to Srivari Hundi account.
In case they want to advance pr postpone they have to remit 25% of the seva ticket cost through credit card only, provided the seva ticket is available on the day they requested. Once a transaction is made through internet the amount has to be paid by credit card only.
(Similarly accommodation also can be booked through internet). On successful completion of the trasaction the official refort will be available on the net, which can be printed by the devotee. The devotee has to submit the printed receipt at Padmavathi Guest House sub-enquiry, Tirumala one day in advance and obtain the original receipt. The devotee has to show the identity by producing driving Licence / passport / Voter’s Identity Card / PAN card etc., which was declared on th internet. Other wise, the original seva ticket will not be issued.
Padmavathi Guest House sub-enquiry counter (Internet Counter) functions 24 hours a day. The devotees can obtain the original seva ticket even before the seva commences also

 

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THE LORD’S MANIFESTATION AT TIRUMALA

THE LORD’S MANIFESTATION AT TIRUMALA

There are two well known legends which explain the reson for Srinivasa,s presence on thi hill.
Once, Vishnu wanted to have a charge from his usual abode in Vaikuntha. He asked Narada to suggest a place on hti earth which would be suitable for diversion and sport. Narada suggest the neighbourhood of the place where Seshachala came to be located, later on. Subsequnly, Vayu and Sesha disputed their relative strength and entered into a serious dispute. Sesha wound his long body round a part of Meru and challenged VAyu to move it. Vayu did his best to shake the hillock but could not. Ultimately, Sesha pened his mouth to breathe and taking advantage of it, Vayu entered his body an d blew off part of the hill After the hill had travelled a long distance, Meru interfered and requested VAyu to leave it there and the latter did so. Ashamed of his defeat, Sesha did penance thinking of Vishnu. Vishnu appeared before him and offered a boon. Sesha, assuming the shape of a hill, requested the Lord to stay on his head, wanted the hill ti be known as Seshachala. Vishnu throught of Narada’s suggestion made previously and agreed to live on Seshachala. This story is found in the Brahmapurana.

 

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ANNAMAIAH VARDHANTHI (Sri Tallapaka annamacharya)

ANNAMAIAH VARDHANTHI (Sri Tallapaka annamacharya)

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Telugu: శ్రీ తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య), or Annamayya (May 9, 1408-February 23, 1503) was the official songmaster of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and a Telugu composer who composed thousands of keertana songs many of which were in praise of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists. Sri Annamacharya is remembered for his saintly life, and is honoured as a great Bhakta/devotee of Bhagwaan Govinda by devotees and saintly singers.He is widely regarded as the Pada-kavita Pitaamaha (grand old man of song-writing) of the Telugu language. Annamacharya was born on Vaisakha Suddha Pournami in the year Sarwadhari (May 9, 1408) in Tallapakaa remote village in kadapa district.Annamacharya has composed about 32,000 sankeerthanas on lord venkateshwara out of which only 12,000 are available today. In his keertana, he espouses subjects such as morality, dharma and righteousness. His songs worship lord Venkateswara by describing his amorous and romantic adventures, a tradition now known as Madhura Bhakti

31 MARCH IS THE ANNAMAIHA VARDHANTHI

 

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TUMBARA THEERTHAM 2011

TUMBARA THEERTHAM 2011

MARCH 19 2011 WILL STRAT TRACKING IN PAPAVINASANAM FOR GOING TO THUMBURATHEERTHAM TIRUMALA TO 14KM DISTANCE
thumbura theertham is a holy place on thirumala hills it is lovely worth seeing water fall in a pass between big hills, like in himalayas. thumbura pinanced at this place god venkatesa, so named . it is seven km by walk in stony path from papavinasanam and kalyani dam point on tirumala. generally it is opened to publicevery year on palguna poornima ,full moon day generally falls in march. on this day thousands of pilgrims from all over india and even foreigners visit this place of beauty and holy.enroute you can see another five water falls/theerthams also. i request the authorities to make the way more cinvenivient for the public . dont miss to see the beauty of mother nature at this spot. remmber not to contaminate place when yyou visit . dont through any garbage , avoid smoking drinki this place

 

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SUDARSANAM

SUDARSANAM

Earlier pilgrims were finding it difficult to wait in the long queue lines for hours and and days together along with children and old people. In order to minimize waiting time of the devotees in the queue compartments and reduce their hardship, sudarshan/biometric token was introduced by the TTD. The pilgrims can now enter vaikuntam Queue Complex-1 at the given date and time and complete srivari darsanam within two hours after entering the queue line.
WHAT IS SUDARSANAM:
‘sudarsanam’, a bar coded tiket with biometric token is provided, where thumb impression of the pilgrims along with digital photo is taken and a token is given with reporting date and time of sravari darsanam. Pilgrims’s thumb impression will be verified at vaikuntam Queue Complex-1. If it does not tally with the photo or thumb impression given at the couter, the pilgrims will not be allowed for darsanan.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN:
Sudarsanam /biometric tokens are issued at the TTD count only.These tokens are else where in tirupati.
sudarsanam/ bio-metric tokens shall not be exchanged.
tokens are issued for each and every pilgrims and not for groups. Children, who are below 12 years need not takae sudarsanam tokens. They are allowed free for darshan.
Do not trust dalalies or touts. For firther information, please contact your nearest ‘TTD Informaton’ centre’ for help and assistanace

 

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IMPORTANT FESTIVALS OF TIRUMALA 2011

IMPORTANT FESTIVALS OF TIRUMALA 2011

IMPORTANT FESTIVALS OF TIRUMALA

JANUARY
01 New Year’s Day
02 Masa Sivaratri
04 Bhogi
15 Sankranti,Kritika , Ekadasi
Kanuma. Rohini
19 Purnima, Punarvasu
26 Republic Day

FEBRUARY
01 Masa Sivaratri
02 Amavasya
03 Sravanam
10 Rathasapthami
11 Kritika, Bhishmastami
12 Sri G.T. Float Begins
13 Rohini
14 Bhishma Ekadasi
16 Punarvasu
18 Purnima, Sri G.T. Float Ends
22 Sri K.V.S Bramhotsavam Begins
23 Sri K.T. Bramhotsavam Begins
26 Sri K.V.S Garudaseva
28 Eakadasi
MARCH
02 Mahasivaratri, Sravanam, Sri KVS Brah. Ends
03 Sri K.T Klyanotsavam
04 Amavasya, Sri K.T Bramhotsavam
11 Krittika,
12 Rohini
15 Punarvasu, Sri T.T Float Begins
16 Ekadasi
19 Sri T.T. Float Ends, Holi, Purnima,
Sri Lakshmi Jayanti
24 Nagalapuram, Sri V.N.S. Float Begins
28 Nagalapuram, Sri V.N.S. Float Ends
29 Sravanam
30 Ekadasi
31 Annamacharya vardhanti.
APRIL
01 Masa Sivaratrit, Sri K.R.T. Bramhotsavam Begins
03 Amavasya
04 Ugadi
07 Krittika
08 Rohini, Sri K.R.T. Rthotsavam
09 Sri K.R.T. Bramhotsavam Ends
10 Vayalpadu Sri PRS Temple BramhotsavamBegins
11 Punarvasu
12 Sri Ramanavami
14 Ekadasi, Tamil New Year’s Day,
Dr. BR Ambedkar Jayanti
15 Sri T.T. Vasantotsavam Begins
Sri KRT Float Begins
16 Sanithrayodasi
17 Sri T.T. Vasantotsavam Ends,
Sri KRT Float Ends
18 Purnima, Vayalpadu Bramhotsavam BeginsEnds.
Nagalapuram VNS brtamhotsavam Begins.
22 Nagalapuram Sri V.N.S Garuda Seva
25 Sri V.N.S. RAthotsavam
26 Sravanam, Sri V.N.S. BramhotsavamEnds.
MAY
01 May Day, Masa Sivaratri
03 Amavasya
04 Krittika
06 Akshaya Thrithiya, Rohini
07 Ganga River Pushkarams
08 Sri Sankara Jayanti
09 Punarvasu
10 Tirupati Ganga Jathara Begins
11 Sri Padmavathi Srinivasulu Parinayam begins
13 Sri Padmavathi Srinivasulu Parinayam Ends
14 Ekadasi
15 Rishikesh, Narayanavanam Brah. Begins
16 NarasimhaJayanthi
17 Purnima, Tirupati Ganga Jathara Ends.
Annamacharya Jayanthi.
19 Rishikesh, Narayanavanam Garuda Seva
22 Rishikesh, Narayanavanam Rathotsavam.
23 Rishikesh, Narayanavanam Brah. Ends,
Sravanam.
25 Krveti Nagaram Sri VGS Bramhotsavam Begins.
27 Hanuma jayanthi
28 Ekadasi, mahi jayanthi.
29 Krveti Nagaram Sri VGS Garuda Seva.
31 Masa Sivaratri.
JUNE
01 Amavasya, krittika, Sri VGS Rathotsavam,
02 Rihini, Sri VGS Bramhotsavam Ends.
03 Budda Jayanthi
05 Punarvasu
06 Tirupati Sri GT Brahm. Begins.
10 Sri G.T Garudaseva
11 Appalayagunta Sri PVS Brah. Begins
Sri P.A.T. Float Begins
12 Ekadasi
13 Sri G.T. Rthotsavam,
Sri T.T. Jyestabhishekam Begins
14 Sri G.T. Bramhotsavam Ends
15 Chandra Grahanam, Sri PVS Grudaseva
Sri TT Jyestabhishekam ends,
Sri PAT Float Ends
18 Appalayagunta Sri PVS Rathotsavam
19 Sravanam, Appalayagunta Sri PVS Brah. Ends
27 Ekadasi
28 Krittika
JULY
01 Amavasya
02 Punarvasu
06 Marrechi Maharsi Jayanthi
07 Sri KVS Temple, sakshatkarta Vaibhavam
10 Sri G.T. Jyestabhishekam begins
11 Sayana Ekadasi
12 Sri G.T. Jyestabhishekam Ends
15 Purnima, Maha shadi
17 Sravanam, Sri T.T. Anivara Asthanam
25 Krittika
26 Ekadasi, Rohini
29 Masasivarathri
30 Amavasya, Punarvasu
AUGUST
02 Mangala Gowri Vratham
03 Naga Chaturthi
04 Garuda Panchami, Klki Jayanthi
Kasyapa Maharshi Jayanthi.
08 Sri T.T. Pavitrotsavam Begins
09 Ekadasi
11 Sri T.T. Pavitrotsavam Ends, Krveti Nagaram
Sri V.G.S Float Begins.
12 Varalakshmi Vratham
13 Pakhi Purnima, Sravanam, Karvati nagaram
Sri VGS Float Ends
14 Gayatri Japam
15 Independence Day
22 Gokulastami, Krittika
23 Rohini
25 Ekadasi
26 Punarvasu
27 Sani Thrayodasi, Masa Sivaratri
29 Amavasya
30 Balarama Jayanthi
31 Varaha Jayanthi
SEPTEMBER
01 Vinayaka chavithi
02 Rishi Panchami
05 Teachers Day
08 Ekadasi
09 Vamana Jayanthi, Sravanam
11 Anantha Padmanabha Vratham
12 Purnima, Mahalaya begins
14 Undralla Tadhe
17 Mahabharani
18 Krittika
19 Rohini
20 Madhyashtami
22 Punarvasu
23 Ekadasi
26 Masa Sivaratri
27 Mahalaya Amavasya
28 Devi Navarathri begins
29 Sri T.T. Bramhotsavams Begins
OCTOBER
02 Gandhi Jyanthi
03 Saraswathi pooja, Devi Thrirathra Vratham
Sri T.T. Garuda Seva
04 Durgashtami, Sri T.T. Golden Chariot
05 Maharnavami
06 Sri T.T. Rathotsavam, Vijaya Dasami
07 Sravanam, Ekadasi, Sri T.T. Brahmotsavam Ends.
11 Purnima
14 Atlatadde
15 Krittika
16 Rohini
19 Punarvasu
23 Ekadasi
25 Masa Sivarathri, Naraka chaturdasi
26 Deepavali, Amavasya
NOVEMBER
01 A.P. Formation Day
03 Sravanam, Sri T.T. Pushpa Yagam
06 Ekadasi, Narayanavanam Sri KVS Float begins.
07 Kaisika Dwadasi
10 Karteeka Purnima, Sri KVSFloats End
Sri K.T. Annabhishekam, Mukkoti, Rudrapadalu
12 Krittika
13 Rohini
16 Punarvasu
21 Sri P.A.T. Brahmotsavams Begins
23 Masa Sivarathri
25 Sri P.A.T. Gaja Vahanam, Amavasya
26 Sri P.A.T. Golden Chariot, Garudaseva
28 Sri P.A.T. Rathotsavam
29 Panchami Theertham, Sri P.A.T . Brahmotsavam Ends
30 Sravanam, Skanda Sashti, Sri P.A.T. Pushpa Yagam
DECEMBER
06 Ekadasi 08 Krittika Deepotsavam
09 Krittika
10 Purnima, Chandra Grahanam, Datta Jayanthi, Rohini
13 Punarvasu
17 Dhanurmasam Begins
21 Ekadasi
23 Masa Sivarathri
24 Amavasya
25 Sri T.T. Adhyayanotsavam Begins
28 Sravanam

 

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FLOAT FESTIVAL

FLOAT FESTIVAL

This was instituted y Saluva Narasimha in the sixteenth century.The Festival celabrated for five days .On the First day ,Lord Krishna in the Navanita Nritya pose is worshipped.On the second day, Sri Rama seated on the float and offered the worship. On the third to fifith day Sri Malayappa swamy along with Sridevi Bhudevi is Worshipped.The utsava deities are daily decorated and taken in procession in the Pushkarini on a beautiful decorated float.

 

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TRAVEL BY RAIL:

TRAVEL BY RAIL:

Train facilities are available to various destinations like hyderabad ,vishkapatnam , howrah,Varanasi ,kochi,Mumbai,Bellary,Madurai, Bangalore,Kanyakumari,Chennai etc .Ther are alsosome trains going via Renigunta ,Gudur to different Places which do not touch Tirupati.Renigunta is 10 km from Tirupati.is the most convenient point to alight.
further Details contact : Tirupati Railway station

enquiry: 0877-2225810

reservation: 0877-2225850 or 0877-2251131

 

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FLOAT FESTIVAL 2011 TIRUMALA

FLOAT FESTIVAL 2011 TIRUMALA

The processional deities of Lord and His two divine consorts were taken around in a grand procession to the ‘Pushkarini’ (temple tank) situated adjacent to the main temple complex.
The annual Teppotsavam (Boat Festival / Float Festival) in Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara swamy temple will be held during Falguna masam. In 2011, Teppotsavam starts on March 15 and ends on March 19, Falguna Purnima. The processional deity of the temple, Lord Malayappa swamy along with his divine consorts Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi will be taken out on a decorated boat in Swamy Pushkarini. During this temple festival, Sahasradeepalankarana seva is suspended.
During the five-day float festival at Swami Pushkarini teertham, Lord Sri Ram, Goddess Sita, and Lakshmana are worshipped on first day. On second day Lord Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi are offered worship

 

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Asthana mandapam (sadas Hall)

Asthana mandapam (sadas Hall)

This is the venue for the Devotional Programmes like Discourse,Music concerts,Harikaths and Bhajanas conducted under the auspices of HINDU DHARMA PRACHARA PARISHAD

 

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Kalyanamasthu TTD TIRUPATI

Kalyanamasthu TTD TIRUPATI

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has undertaken various social and welfare activities in fulfillment of its motto of “serving the Lord by serving humanity”. For undertaking the performance of marriages on mass scale, the TTD has created Kalyanamasthu Trust in the month March, 2007 with following objects.
To take all necessary steps through any and all possible means, methods and processes for inculcating, propagating, disseminating, and promoting social discipline and moral values among the people of India, in particular in younger generation and to instill in them faith in the values and moral that has been back bone of the tradition and culture of our nation from times immemorial.

To undertake or assist in an appropriate manner, the performance of marriages by providing the essential material inputs and he support for the eligible and needy persons, on mass scale, at one or more places and from time to time, in accordance with the essential marriage rites as practiced according to the Customs of a region over the ages, at a simple and unostentatious traditional ceremony, with the sole objective of bringing the bride and bridegroom together so as to have an avowed commitment o led a life thereafter based on the principles of mutual love, respect, traditional family and social values, and harmonious co-existence
SAMUHIKA VIVAHALU START SOON

 

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VISHNU SAHSRANAMAM

VISHNU SAHSRANAMAM


Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye

Vyasam Vasishtanaptharam, Sakthe Poutramakalmasham,
Parasarathmajam vande, Shukathatham Taponidhim.

Vyasa Vishnu Roopaya, Vyasa Roopaya Vishnave,
Namo Vai Brahma Vidaya, Vasishtaya Namo Nama.

Avikaraya Shuddhaya, Nityaya Paramatmane,
Sadaika Roopa Roopaya, Vishnave Sarva Jishnave.

Yasya Smarana Mathrena, Janma Samsara Bandhanath.
Vimuchayate Nama Tasmai, Vishnave Prabha Vishnave
OM Namo Vishnave Prabha Vishnave

Shri Vaisampayana Uvacha

Shrutva Dharmaneshena, Pavanani Cha Sarvasha,
Yudishtra Santhanavam Puneravabhya Bhashata

Yudishtra Uvacha

Kimekam Daivatham Loke, Kim Vapyegam Parayanam,
Sthuvantha Kam Kamarchanda Prapnyur Manava Shubham,

Ko Dharma sarva Dharmanam Paramo Matha
Kim Japanmuchyathe Jandur Janma Samsara Bhandanat

Sri Bheeshma Uvacha

Jagat Prabhum Devadevam Anantham Purushottamam,
Stuvan Nama Sahasrena, Purusha Sathathothida,
Tameva Charchayan Nityam, Bhaktya Purushamavyayam,
Dhyayan Sthuvan Namasyancha Yajamanasthameva Cha,

Anadi Nidhanam Vishnum Sarva Loka Maheswaram
Lokadyaksham Stuvannityam Sarva Dukkhago Bhaved,
Brahmanyam Sarva Dharmagnam Lokanam Keerthi Vardhanam,
Lokanatham Mahadbhootham Sarva Bhootha Bhavodbhavam

Aeshame Sarva Dharmanam Dharmadhika Tamo Matha,
Yad Bhaktyo Pundarikaksham Stuvyr-Archanayr-Nara Sada,
Paramam Yo Mahatteja, Paramam Yo Mahattapa
Paramam Yo Mahad Brahma Paramam Ya Parayanam

Pavithranam Pavithram Yo Mangalanam Cha Mangalam,
Dhaivatham Devathanam Cha Bhootanam Yo Vya Pitha
Yatha Sarvani Bhoothani Bhavandyathi Yugagame
Yasmincha Pralayam Yanthi Punareve Yuga Kshaye

Tasya Loka Pradhanasya Jagannatathasya Bhoopathe
Vishno Nama Sahasram Me Srunu Papa Bhayapaham
Yani Namani Gounani Vikhyatani Mahatmanah
Rishibhih Parigeetani Tani Vakshyami Bhootaye

Rishir Namnam Sahsrasya Veda Vyaso Maha Munih
Chando Aunustup Stada Devo Bhagawan Devaki Sutha
Amruthamsu Bhavo Bhhejam Shakthir Devaki Nandana
Trisama Hridayam Tasya Santhyarthe Viniyujyade

Vishnum Jishnum Mahavishnum Prabha Vishnun Maheswaram
Aneka Roopa Daityantham Namami Purushottamam

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra

Asya Shriivishhnor-Divyasahasranaama Stotra Mahaa Mantrasya
Shri Vedavyaaso Bhagavaan Rishhih
Anushhtuph Chhandah
Shri Mahaavishnuh Paramaatmaa Shriimannaaraayano Devataa
Amritaam Shuudbhavo Bhaanuriti Bieejam
Devakee Nandanah Srashteti Shaktih
Udbhavah Kshobhano Deva Iti Paramo Mantrah
Shankha-Bhrinnandakii Chakriiti Keelakam
Shaarngadhanvaa Gadaadhara Ityastram
Rathaangapaani Rakshobhya Iti Netram
Trisaamaa Saamagah Saameti Kavacham
Aanandam Parabrahmeti Yonih
Rituh Sudarshanah Kaala Iti Digbandhah
Shri Vishvaruupa Iti Dhyaanam
Shri Mahaavishhnu Priityartham Sahasranaama Jape Viniyogah

Dhyanam

Ksheerodanvath Pradese Suchimani Vilasad Saikathe Maukthikanam
Malaklupthasanastha Spatikamani Nibhai Maukthiker Mandithangah
Shubrai-Rabrai-Rathabrai Ruparivirachitai Muktha Peeyusha Varshai
Anandi Na Puniyadari Nalina Gadha Sankapanir Mukundaha

Bhoo Padau Yasya Nabhi R Viyadasu Ranila Schandra Suryaau Cha Nether
Karnavasasiro Dhaumugamabhi Dhahano Yasya Vasteyamabhdhi
Anthastham Yasya Viswam Sura Nara Khaga Go Bhogi Gandharva Dhaityai,
Chitram Ram Ramyathe Tham Thribhuvana Vapusham Vishnumeesam Namami

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Santhakaram Bujaga Sayanam Padmanabham Suresam,
Viswadharam Gagana sadrusam Megha Varnam Shubangam
Lakshmi Kantham Kamala Nayanam Yogi Hrid Dyana Gamyam
Vande Vishnum Bava Bhayaharam Sarva Lokaika Nadham

Megha Syamam Peetha Kouseya Vasam Srivatsangam Kausthuboth Bhasithangam
Punyopetham Pundareekayathaksham Vishnum Vande Sarva Lokaika Natham

Namah Samasta Bhutanam-Adi-Bhutaya Bhubrite
Aneka-Ruparupaya Vishnave Prabha-Vishnave

Sasanga Chakram Sakerita Kundalam Sappeethavastram Saraseruhekshanam,
Sahara Vaksha Sthala Shobhi Kousthubham Namai Vishnum Sirasa Chaturbhujam

Chayayam Parijatasys Hemasimhasanopari,
Aseenamam Budha Syama Mayathakashamalangrutham,
Chandranana Chathurbahum Sreevatsangitha Vakshasam,
Rukmani Satyabhamabhyam Sahitham Krishnamasraye.

Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotra Lyrics

Om Vishvam Vishnur-Vashatkaro Bhuta-Bhavya-Bhavat-Prabhuh
Bhutakrud Bhutabhrud Bhavo Bhutatma Bhuta-Bhavanah
Putatma Paramatma Cha Muktanam Parama Gatih
Avyayah Purusha Sakshi Kshetrajno-Kshara Eva Cha

Yogo Yogavidam Neta Pradhana-Purushesvarah
Narasimha-Vapu Shriman Kesavah Purushottamah
Sarvah Sarvah Sivah Sthanur-Bhutadir-Nidhir-Avyayah
Sambhavo Bhavano Bharta Prabhavah Prabhur-Isvarah

Svayambhuh Sambhur-Adityah Pushkaraksho Mahasvanah
Anandi-Nidhano Dhata Vidhata Dhaturuttamah
Aprameyo Hrishikesah Padma-Nabho-Mara-Prabhuh
Visvakarma Manustvashta Sthavishtah Sthaviro-Dhruvah

Agrahyah Sasvatah Krishno Lohitakshah Pratardanah
Prabhutas-Trikakubdhama Pavitram Mangalam Param
Isanah Pranadah Prano Jyeshthah Sreshthah Prajapatih
Hiranyagarbho Bhugarbho Madhavo Madhusudanah

Ishvaro Vikrami Dhanvi Medhavi Vikramah Kramah
Anuttamo Duradharsah Krutajnah Krutiratmavan
Suresah Sharanam Sharma Vishvaretah Prajabhavah
Ahah Samvasaro Vyalah Pratyayah Sarvadarshanah

Ajah Sarveshvarah Siddhah Siddhih Sarvadir Acyutah
Vrushakapir Ameyatma Sarva-Yoga-Vinihshrutah
Vasur Vasumanah Satyah Samatma Sammitah Samah
Amoghah Pundarikaksho Vrusha-Karma Vrushakrutih

Rudro Bahushira Babhrur Vishva-Yonih Shuchi Sravah
Amrutah Shashvata-Sthanur Vararoho Maha-Tapah
Sarvagah Sarva-Vid-Bhanur Vishvaksheno Janardanah
Vedo Vedavid Avyango Vedango Vedavit Kavih

Lokadhyakshah Suradhyaksho Dharmadhyakshah Krutakrutah
Chaturatma Chaturvyuhas Chaturdamstras Chatur-Bhujah
Bhrajishnur-Bhojanam Bhokta Sahishnur Jagad-Adhijah
Anagho Vijayo Jeta Vishva-Yonih Punar-Vasuh

Upendro Vamanah Pramshur Amoghah Suchir Urjitah
Atindrah Samgrahah Sargo Dhrutatma Niyamo Yamah
Vedyo Vaidyah Sada-Yogi Viraha Madhavo Madhuh
Atindriyo Mahamayo Mahotsaho Mahabalah

Mahabuddir Mahaviryo Mahasaktir Mahadyutih
Anirdesyavapuh Shriman Ameyatma Mahadridhruk
Maheshvaso Mahibharta Shrinivasah Satam Gatih
Aniruddhah Suranando Govindo Govidam Patih

Marichir-Damano Hamsah Suparno Bhujagottamah
Hiranya-Nabha Sutapah Padmanabhah Prajapatih
Amrutyuh Sarva-Druk Simhah Sandhata Sandhiman Sthirah
Ajo Durmarshanah Shasta Vishrutatma Surariha

Gurur Gurutamo Dhama Satyah Satya-Parakramah
Nimisho Animishah Sragvi Vachaspatir Udaradhih
Agranir Gramanih Shriman Nyayo Neta Samiranah
Sahsra-Murdha Vishvatma Sahasraksha Sahasrapat

Avrtano Nivrutatma Samvrutah Sampramardanah
Ahah Samvartako Vahnir Anilo Dharani-Dharah
Suprasadah Prasannatma Vishva-Dhrug Vishva-Bhug Vibhuh
Sat-Karta Sat-Krutah Sadhur Jahnur Narayano Narah

Asankhyeyo Prameyatma Visistah Shishtakruch Chucih
Siddharthah Siddha-Sankalpah Siddhidah Siddhisadhanah
Vrushahi Vrushabho Vishnur Vrushaparva Vrushodarah
Vardhano Vardhamanascha Viviktah Shruti-Sagarah

Subhujo Durdharo Vagmi Mahendro Vasodo Vasuh
Naikarupo Bruhad-Rupah Shipivishtah Prakashana
Ojas Tejo Dyuti-Dharah Prakashatma Pratapanah
Vruddhah Spahstaksharo Mantras Chandramshur Bhaskaradyutih

Amrtamshu Dbhavo Bhanuh Shashabinduh Sureshvarah
Aushadham Jagatah Setuh Satya-Dharma-Prarakramah
Bhuta-Bhavya-Bhavan-Nathah Pavanah Pavano Analah
Kamaha Kamakrut Kantah Kamah Kamapradah Prabhuh

Yugadikrud Yugavarto Naikamayo Mahashanah
Adrushyo Vyakta-Rupascha Sahasrajid Anantajit
Ishtovishistah Shishtestah Sikhandi Nahusho Vrushah
Krodhaha Krodhakrut Karta Vishva-Bahur Mahidharah

Achyutah Prathitah Pranah Pranado Vasavanujah
Apam-Nidhir Adhishthanam Apramattah Pratishtitah
Skandah Skanda-Dharo Dhuryo Varado Vayuvahanah
Vashudevo Bruhad-Bhanur Adidevah Purandarah

Ashokas-Taranas-Tarah Surah Saurir Janeshvarah
Anukulah Shatavartah Padmi Padma-Nibhekshanah
Padmanabho Aravindakshah Padmagarbhah Sarirabhrut
Mahardhir Ruddho Vruddhatma Mahaksho Garuda-Dhvajah

Atulah Sarabho Bhimah Samayagno Havirharih
Sarvalakshana Lakshanyo Lakshmivan Samitinjayah
Viksharo Rohito Margo Hetur-Damodarah Sahah
Mahidharo Mahabhago Vegavan Amitashanah

Udbhavah Kshobhano Devan Shrigarbhah Parameshvarah
Karanam Kaaranam Karta Vikarta Gahano Guhah
Vyavasayo Vyavasthanah Samsthanah Sthanado Dhruvah
Parardhih Parama-Spashtas Tushtah Pushtah Subhekshanah

Ramo Viramo Virato Margo Neyo Nayonayah
Virah Shaktimatam Shreshtho Dharmo Dharma-Vid Uttamah
Vaikunthah Purushah Pranah Pranadah Pranavah Pruthuh
Hiranya-Garbhah Shatrughno Vyapto Vayur Adhokshajah

Rituh Sudarshanah Kalah Parameshti Parigrahah
Ugrah Samvatsaro Daksho Vishramo Vishva-Dakshinah
Vistarah Sthavara-Sthanuh Pramanam Bijam Avyayam
Arthonartho Mahakosho Mahabhogo Mahadhanah

Anirvinnah Sthavishthobhur Dharma-Yupo Maha-Makhah
Nakshatra-Nemir Nakshatri Kshamah Kshamah Samihanah
Yajna Ijyo Mahejyas Cha Kratuh Satram Satamgatih
Sarvadarshi Vimuktatma Sarvagyo Gynanam-Uttamam

Suvratah Sumukhah Sukshmah Sughoshah Sukhadah Suhrut
Manoharo Jita-Krodho Virabahur Vidaranah
Svapanah svavasho Vyapi Naikatma Naika-Karma-Krut
Vatsaro Vatsalo Vatsi Ratna-Garbho Dhaneshvarah

Dharmagub Dharmakrud Dharmi Sad-Asatksharam Aksharam
Avigyata Sahashramsur Vidhata Kruta-Lakshanah
Gabhasti-Nemih Sattvasthah Simho Bhuta-Maheshvarah
Adidevo Mahadevo Devesho Devabhrud-Guruh

Uttaro Gopatir Gopta Gyanagamyah Puratanah
Sharira-Bhuta-Bhrud Bhokta Kapindro Bhuridakshinah
Somapo Amrutapah Somah Purujit Purushottamah
Vinayo Jayah Satyasandho Dasharhah Satvatampatih

Jivo Vinayita-Sakshi Mukundo Amita Vikramah
Ambhonidhir Anantatma Mahodadhishayonatakah
Ajo Maharhah Svabhavyo Jitamitrah Pramodanah
Anando Nandano Nandah Satya-Dharma Trivikramah

Maharshih Kapilacharyah Krutagyo Medini-Patih
Tripadas Tridashadhyaksho Mahashrungah Krutantakrut
Mahavaraho Goivindah Sushenah Kanakangadi
Guhyo Gabhiro Gahano Guptas Chakra-Gadadharah

Vedhah Svango Ajitah Krishno Drudhah Sankarshano Acyutah
Varuno Vaaruno Vrukshah Pushkaraksho Mahamanah
Bhagavan Bhagahanandi Vanamali Halayudhah
Adityo Jyotir-Adityah Sahishnur Gatisattamah

Sudhanva-Khandaparashur-Daruno Dravinapradah
Divah-Spruk Sarva-Drug Vyaso Vachaspatir Ayonijah
Trisama Samagah Sama Nirvanam Bheshajam Bhishak
Sanyasakrut Chamah Santo Nishtha Shantih Parayanam

Shubhangah Shantidah Srashta Kumudah Kuvalesayah
Gohito Gopatir Gopta Vrushabhaksho Vrushapriyah
Anivarti Nivrutatma Samkshepta Kshema-Kruchivah
Shrivasta-Vakshah Shrivasah Shripatih Shrimatam-Varah

Shridah Shrishah Shrinivasah Shrinidhih Shri-Vibhavanah
Shridharah Shrikarah Shreyah Shriman Loka-Trayashrayah
Svakshah Svangah Shatanando Nandir Jyotir-Ganeshvarah
Vijitatma Vidheyatma Satkirtischinna-Samsayah

Udirnah Sarvata-Chakshur-Anisah Sasvata-Sthirah
Bhushayo Bhushano Bhutir Vishokah Shoka-Nashanah
Archishman Architah Kumbho Vishuddhatma Vishodhanah
Aniruddho Pratirathah Pradyumno Amita-Vikramah

Kalaneminiha Virah Saurih Sura-Janeshvarah
Trilokatma Trilokeshah Keshavah Keshiha Harih
Kamadevah Kamapalah Kami Kantah Krutagamah
Anirdeshya-Vapur Vishnur Viro Ananto Dhananjayah

Brahmanyo Brahmakrud-Brahma Brahma Brahma-Vivardhanah
Brahmavid Brahmano Brahmi Brahmgno Brahmana-Priyah
Mahakramo Mahakarma Mahateja Mahoragah
Mahakratur Mahayajva Mahayagyo Mahahavih

Stavyah Stavapriyah Stotram Stutih Stota Ranapriyah
Purnah Purayita Punyah Punyakirtir Anamayah
Manojavas Tirthakaro Vasureta Vasupradah
Vasuprado Vasudevo Vasur Vasumana Havih

Sadgatih Sat-Krutih Satta Sad-Bhutih Sat-Parayanah
Suraseno Yadushreshthah Sannivasah Suyamunah
Bhutavaso Vasudevah Sarvasu-Nilayo Analah
Darpaha Darpado Drupto Durdharo-Atha-Parajitah

Vishvamurtir Mahamurtir Diptamurtir Amurtiman
Anekamurtir Avyaktah Shatamurtih Shatananah
Eko Naikah Savah Kah Kim Yat Tat Padam-Anuttamam
Lokabandhur Lokanatho Madhavo Bhakta-Vastalah

Suvarna Varno Hemango Varangas Chandanangadi
Viraha Vishamah Sunyo Ghrutasir Achalaschalah
Amani Manado Manyo Lokasvami Triloka-Dhruk
Sumedha Medhajo Dhanyah Satyamedha Dharadharah

Tejovrusho Dyuti-Dharah Sarva-Shastra-Bhrutam-Varah
Pragrahonigraho Vyagro Naikashrungo Gadagrajah
Chaturmurtis Chaturbahus Chaturvyuhas Chaturgatih
Chaturatma Chaturbhavas Chaturvedavid Ekapat

Samavarto Anivrutatma Durjayo Duratikramah
Durlabho Durgamo Durgo Duravaso Durariha
Shubhango Lokasarangah Sutantus Tantu-Vardhanah
Indrakarma Mahakarma Krutakarma Krutagamah

Udbhavah Sundarah Sundo Ratnanabhah Sulochanah
Arko Vajasanah Shrungi Jayantah Sarva-Vij-Jayi
Suvarna-Bindur-Akshobhyah Sarva-Vagishvareshvarah
Mahahrado Maha-Garto Maha-Bhuto Maha-Nidhih

Kumudah Kundarah Kundah Parjanyah Pavano Anilah
Amrutasho Amrutavapuh Sarvagyah Sarvato-Mukha
Sulabhah Suvratah Siddhah Shatru-Jit Shatru-Tapanah
Nyagrodho Adumbaro-Svatthas Chanurandhra-Nishudhanah

Sahasrarchi Sapta-Jihvah Saptaidhah Sapta-Vahanah
Amurtir Anagho Achintyo Bhayakrud Bhaya-Nashanah
Anur Bruhat Krusah Sthulo Gunabrun Nirguno Mahan
Adhrutah Svadhrutah Svasyah Pragvamsho Vamshavardhanah

Bhara-Bhrut Kathito Yogi Yogishah Sarva-Kamadah
Ashramah Shramanah Kshamah Suparno Vayu-Vahanah
Dhanurdharo Dhanurvedo Dando Damayita Damah
Aparajitah Sarvasaho Niyanta Niyamo Yamah

Satvavan Satvikah Satyah Satya-Dharma-Parayanah
Abhiprayah Priyarho-Rhah Priyakrut Pritivardhanah
Vihayasagatir Jyotih Suruchir Huta-Bhug Vibhuh
Ravir Virochanah Suryah Savita Ravilochanah

Ananto Huta-Bhug Bhokta Sukhado Naikajo-Grajah
Anirvinnah Sadamarshi Lokadhishthana-Madbhutah
Sanat Sanatana-Tamah Kapilah Kapir Avyayah
Svastidah Svastikrut Svasti Svastibhuk Svasti-Dakshinah

Araudrah Kundali Chakri Vikramyurjita-Shasanah
Shabdatigah Shabdasahah Sisirah Sarvari-Karah
Akrurah Peshalo Daksho Dakshinah Kshiminam Varah
Vidvattamo Vitabhayah Punya-Shravana-Kirtanah

Uttarano Dushkrutiha Punyo Duh-Svapna-Nasanah
Viraha Rakshanah Santo Jivanah Paryavasthitah
Ananta-Rupo Ananta-Shri Jitamanyur Bhayapahah
Chaturashro Gabhiratma Vidisho Vyadisho Dishah

Anadi Bhurbhuvo Lakshmih Suviro Ruchirangadah
Janano Janajanmadir Bhimo Bhima-Parakramah
Adharanilayo Dhata Pushpahasah Prajagarah
Urdhvagah Sat-Pathacharah Pranadah Pranavah Panah

Pramanam Prananilayah Pranabhrut Pranajivanah
Tatvam Tatvavidekatma Janma-Mrutyu-Jaratigah
Bhurbhuvah Svastarus-Tarah Savita Prapitamahah
Yagyo Yagya-Patir-Yajva Yagyango Yagya-Vahanah

Yagyabhrud Yagyakrud Yagyi Yagyabhrug Yagyasadhanah
Yagyanantakrud Yagyaguhyam Annam Annada Eva Cha
Atmayonih Svayamjato Vaikhanah Samagayanah
Devaki-Nandanah Srashtha Kshitishah Papanashanah

Shankhabrun -Nandaki Chakri Sharangadhnva Gadadharah
Rathanga Panirakshobhyah Sarva-Praharanayudhah

Sree Sarva-Praha-Rana-Yudha Om Naman Ithi

Vanamali Gadi Sharangi Shankhi Chakri Cha Nandaki
Shriman Narayano Vishnur-Vasudevo-Abhirakshatu (repeat these 2 times)

Iteedam Keerta-Neeyasya Kesha-Vasya Maha-Tmanah |

Namnam sahasram divya-nam ashe-shena prakeer-titam

Ya Edam Shrunuyat Nityam Yaschhapi Parikeertayet
Nashubham-Prapnuyat-Kinchit So Mutreha-Cha-Manavah

Vedan-Tago Bramhana-Syat Kshatriyo Vijayee Bavet
Vaisyo Dhana-Samru-Ddhasyat Shhoodra Sukha Mavap-Nuyat

Dharmarthee Prapnu-Yatdharmam Artharthee Chartha Mapnuyat
Kamana-Vapnuyat-Kamee Prajarthee Chapnu-Yat-Prajam

Bhakt-Imanya Sadotthaya Shuchi-Stadgata Manasah
Sahasram Vasu-Devasya Namna Metat Prakee-Rtayet

Yashah Prapnoti Vipulam Ynati Praadhanya Meva-Cha
Achalam shriya mapnothi shreyah prapnotya-nuttamam

Na Bhayam Kvachi Dapnoti Veeryam Tejachha Vindati
Bhava Tyarogo Dhyu-Timan Bala-Roopa Gunan-Vitah

Rogarto Muchyate Rogat Baddho Muchyeta Bandhanat
Bhaya Nmuchyeta Bheetastu Muchye Tapanna Apadha

Durganya-Titara Tyashu Purushah Purusho-Ttamam
Stuva Nnama-Saha-Srena Nityam Bhakti Saman-Vitah

Vasu-Deva-Shrayo Marthyo Vasu-Deva Para-Yanah
Sarva-Papa Vishu-Ddhatma Yati Bramha Sana-Tanam

Na Vasu-Deva Bhakta-Nam Ashubham Vidyate Kvachit
Janma Mrithyu Jara Vyadhi Bhayam Naivapa Jayate

Emam Stava Madhee-Yanah Shraddha-Bhakti Sama-Nvitah
Yujye Tatam Sukha-Kshantih Shree-Dhrati Smruti Keertibhih

Na Krodho Na Matsaryam Na Lobho Na Shubha-Matih
Bhavanti Kruta Punyanam Bhakta-Nam Puru-Shottame

Dhyou Sachan-Drarka Nakshatra Kham Disho Bhoorma-Hodadhih
Vasu-Devasya Veeryena Vidhrutani Mahat-Manah

Sa-Sura-Sura Gandharvam Sa-Yaksho-Raga Raksha-Sam
Jaga-Dvashe Varta-Tedam Krishnasya Sachara-Charam

Indri-Yani Mano-Buddhih Satvam Tejo-Balam Dhrutih|
Vasu-Devatma Kanyahuh Kshetram-Kshetragyna Eva Cha

Sarva-Gamana Macharah Prathamam Pari-Kalpate
Aachara Prabhavo Dharmo Dharmasya Pradhu-Rachyutah

Rushayah Pitaro Devah Maha-Bhootani Dhatavah |
Jangama-Jangamam Chedam Jagannaraya-Nodbhavam

Yogo Gynanam Tatha Sankhyam Vidya Shilpadi Karma-Cha
Vedah Shasthrani Vigynana Etat-Sarvam Janar-Danat

Eko-Vishnu Rmaha-Dbhootam Prutha-Gbhoota Nyanekasah
Trilon-Lokan-Vyapya-Bhootatma Bhujkte Vishva-Bhugavyayah

Emam Stavam Bhagavato Vishnor-Vyasena Keertitam
Pathedya Echhet Purushah Shreyah Praptum Sukhani-Cha

Vishve-Shvara Majam Devam Jagatah Prabhu Mavyam
Bhajanti Ye Pushka-Raksham Nate Yanti Para-Bhavam

Na Te Yanti Para-Bhavam Om Nama Iti

Arjuna Uvacha

Padma-Patra Visha-Laksha Padma-Nabha Suro-Ttama
Bhaktana Manu-Raktanam Trata Bhava Janar-Dana

Shree Bhagavan Uvacha

Yo-Mam Nama Saha-Srena Stotu Michhati Pandava
Sho Ha Mekena Shlokena Stuta Eva Na Samshayah

Stita Eva Na Samshaya Om Nama Iti

Vyasa Uvacha

Vasa-Naad Vasu Devsaya Vasitham Te Jaga-Thrayam
Sarva-Butha Nivaso Si Vaasu-Deva Namo Stute

Vasu-Deva Namostute Om Nama Iti

Parvati Uyvachv

Keno-Paayena Laghunaa Vishnur-Nama Saha-Skrakam
Patyate Pamditeh Nityam Shortu Michha Myaham Prabho

Eshwara Uvacha

Shree-Rama Ram Rameti Rame Raame Mano-Rame
Saha-Sranaama Tattulyam Raama-Naama Varaa-Nane

(Read the above 2 lines 2 more times)

Raama-Naama Varaa-Nana Om Nama Iti

Bramho Uvacha

Namo Stvana-Ntaya Saha-Sramurtaye
Saha-Srapaa-Dakshi Shiroru-Bahave
Saha-Sranaamne Puru-Shaya Shashvate
Saha-Srakoti-Yuga-Dharine Namah
Saha-Srakoti Yuga-Dharina Om Nama Iti

Sanjaya Uvacha

Yatra Yoge-Shvarah Krushno Yatra Paardho Dhanur-Dharah
Tatra-Shreeh Vijayo Bhutih Dhruva Neetih Mati Rmama

Shree Bhagawan Uvacha

Ananya-Schanta-Yanto Mam Ye Janaah Paryu-Panate
Tesham Nitya-Bhiyuktanaam Yoga-Kshemam Vaha-Myaham

Parithrayana Sadhunam Vinasaya Cha Dushkritham,
Dharma Samsthapanarthaya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge

Aartha-Vishanna-Shithila-Schabhitah Ghoreshucha-Vyadhi-Varthamanah
Samkeertya-Narayana-Shabda-Matram Vimukta-Duhghah-Sukhino-Bhavanti

Kayena-Vaacha Mana-Sendhriyerva
Buddhyatma-Naavaa Prakrute-Swabhawat
Karomi Yadyat Sakalam Parasmai
Naaraa-Yanayeti Samarpayami

Sarvam Shree-Krishnar-Panamastu

 

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SRI MAHASARASWATHI YAGAM

SRI MAHASARASWATHI YAGAM

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) conducted ‘Maha Saraswati Yagam’ at the sprawling ground behind its administrative building here to propitiate Sri Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, ahead of the ensuing examination season.
HDPP
The religious ritual was conducted under the aegis of its the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishat (HDPP) in the auspicious hours of Phalguna Shukla Vidiya between 8.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m., while a similar one will be held in the same hours on March 11 at Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Hyderabad.
By making the students recite the ‘Saraswati Mantra’, the event sought to build determination and mental courage among students by initiating the ‘ Sankalpam’ to pass the exams.
Telugu verses
The priests announced that the Yagam would help improve concentration, stabilise the thought process, infuse rationality in thinking and achieve mental maturity.
The event was in tune with the typical Telugu verse ‘Thallee ninnu dalanchi pusthakamu chethan boonithin…’, while the regular Yagam-specific Sanskrit verses were also used.
Explaining its significance, TTD Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao said it was aimed at inspiring, motivating and ushering in self-confidence among students in their own capabilities to give their best in the forthcoming examinations.

 

Published in: on March 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

SAINIK NIVAS TIRUMALA

SAINIK NIVAS TIRUMALA

The Sainik Niwas is a two storey building in addition to basement with 18 rooms and two dormitories, having modern amenities and capable of accommodating about 50 people at any time,
‘Sainik Niwas’ building at Tirumala, Tirupati, to provide affordable accommodation at Tirumala for serving and retired Army personnel.
LANDMARK: NEAR GNC TOLLGATE ( GARUDARI NAGAR COTTAGES)
ENTRY OF TIRUMALA

 

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PREPAID TAXI COUNTERS

PREPAID TAXI COUNTERS

PREPAID TAXI COUNTER

1. BALAJI BUS STAND OPP TIRUMALA
2. CRO OFFICE BESIDE TIRUMALA
3. VARAHASWAMY GEST HOUSE TIRUMALA
4. RAMBAGICHA BUS STAND TIRUMALA

 

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ATMS IN TIRUMALA

ATMS  IN TIRUMALA

Name Of The ATM
Location
Landmarks
ICICI BANK
R.G.B.H-II
Rambagicha Guest house
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
R.G.B.H-III
CANARA BANK
R.G.B.H-I
ANDHRA BANK
VQC-I
Opp. to VQC-I main entrance
BANK OF INDIA
VQC-I
Opp. to VQC-I main entrance
KARUR VYSYA BANK
Lepakshi Emporium
Beside Lepakhi
UNION BANK OF INDIA
Lepakshi Emporium
Beside Lepakhi
SBI
Main Shopping Complex
Beside Annadanam complex
INDIAN BANK
Lepakshi Emporium
Beside Lepakhi
UNITED BANK OF INDIA
Shopping complex
Opp. Lepakshi
VIJAYA BANK
Medara metta
Ring road

 

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BANKS IN TIRUMALA

BANKS IN TIRUMALA

Name Of The Bank
Landmarks
Contact Details
SBI
Opp. to Shopping Complex, Beside kalyanakatta
2277202
ANDHRA BANK
do
2277116
CANARA BANK
do
2277530
SBH
do
2277264
IOB
do
2277718
BANK OF BARODA
do
2263315
SYNDICATE BANK
do
2277684
INDIAN BANK
VGO Office, Opp. shopping complex
2277545
VIJAYA BANK
Medara Metta,Tirumala Temple
UNITED BANK OF INDIA
Opp. Lepakshi
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE
Opp. to Shopping Complex, Beside kalyanakatta
Tirupati CO OPERATIVE BANK
Opposit to Shopping Complex, Beside kalyanakatta

 

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Automobile Clinics

Automobile Clinics

Any vehical problems contact this numbers for Automobile Clinic
GM Transport, Tirupati 0877-226 4551
GNC Tollgate 0877-226 3678
Alipiri Tollgate 0877-226 4576

 

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Parking Places In Tirumala:

Parking Places In Tirumala:

1 Infront of RBGH
2 Behind RBGH
3 Opp.Astanamadpama
4 Saptahgiri Choultries
5 Between VQC I-II
6 II NC Backside
7 Varahaswamy Guest House -I
8 ATC Car parking
9 Varahaswamy Guest House -II

 

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KALYANAKATTA FOR TONSURING

KALYANAKATTA FOR TONSURING

Each pilgrim is given a token that shows the counter number and new Blade for tonsuring .
Hot water taps are available to wet the Hair.
At special / VIP Accommodation tonsuring tokens are sold at the respective enquiry office for Rs.10 based on availability tonsuring labourers can visit the special accommodation Guest House.

Name of the Tonsure Center
Main Kalyana Katta Opp. to annadanam Complex 24X7
PAC-I, KalyanaKatta Opp. to Cetral Bus stand Tirumala 24X7
PAC-II, KalyanaKatta Opp. to Cetral Bus stand Tirumala 24X7
Anjanadri Kalyanakatta Subenquiry of respective cottages/GH 24X7
Sapthagiri Guest House Kalyankatta Sub enquiry of respective cottages/GH 24X7
Varahaswami-I kalyanakatta Sub enquiry of respective cottages/GH 24X7
Sub enquiries of respective cottages/Guest houses 6am – 6pm
Hill View Cottage Kalyanakatta
2 T.B.C Kalyanakatta
3 S.M.C Kalyanakatta
4 Panchajanyam Kalyanakatta
5 M.B.C Kalyanakatta
6 N.G.G.H Kalyanakatta
7 Kowsthabam Guest House Kalyanakatta
8 R.B.G.H-III Kalyanakatta
9 S.V G H Kalyanakatta
10 Sri Padmavathi Guest House Kalyana Katta

 

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NEW ANNADANAM BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN TIRUMALA

NEW ANNADANAM BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

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SRIMANNARAYANASTHUPAM

SRIMANNARAYANASTHUPAM

 

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RAMASTHUPAM

RAMASTHUPAM

 

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SRI SEVA TIRUMALA

SRI SEVA TIRUMALA

SRISEVASri Seva, a single window system of TTD provides all services at the same place | Sri Seva tower is being built in Tirumala with 1000 counters and a call center with toll free number 111
Single window system is going to be introduced in Tirumala. This decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister on 07.09.2010. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam will be announcing the rules and regulations soon. Devotees are facing many problems in Tirumala. Accommodation, tickets, Arjitha seva tickets, deposits while vacating the room are given at separate places till now. TTD has taken the decision to provide all services at a single place. For this proposals are being designed to introduce ‘Sri seva’ method. TTD is getting ready to open 50 ‘Sri seva’ counters in various parts of the state as well as in Tamilnadu and Karnataka. ‘Sri Seva’ tower is going to be established in Tirumala. 100 counters will be opened in the tower. Second floor of the tower will have a call center with toll free number 111, third floor will have technical staff and the fourth floor will have administration staff.

Accommodation and Darsanam of God to devotees are the main agenda. More importance is being given to drainage system. As the vehicle pollution is increasing, measures to control this are being considere

 

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LEGENDS ABOUT TIRUMALA

LEGENDS ABOUT TIRUMALA

There are numerous legends and stories about Tirumala and its God,Sri venkateswara or govinda.These are to be found in many of the Puranas.All these have been collected and edited in abook “VENKATACHALA MAHATMYAM” An early inscription from Tirumala mentions that a “Venkatachala mahatyam” was read in the temple before the Deity .It is not known if the work of this name,now available in Varahapuranam,padmapurana, Garudapurana,Bramhandapurana,Adityapurana,Skandapurana,Markandeyapurana,harivamsa,
Brahmottarapurana,Bhavishyottarapurana.

 

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RATHASAPTHAMI

RATHASAPTHAMI

Rathasapthami is a festival that on the seventh day (sapthami) in the bright half
(Sukla Paksha) of the month Maagha. The birth of Surya is celebrated as Surya
Jayanti.
The Gayatri Mantra japa the sacred vedic chants to Savitur (Sun God) – is
recited by the people every day with great reverence.
Religious significance
The Sun God’s chariot is drawn by seven horses, the charioteer being Aruna.
The seven harses represent the seven days of a week starting with Sunday, the
day of Sun God Surya. The chariot has 12 wheels, which represent the 12signs
constituting a full year. Rathasapthami also marks the arrival of spring, which is
later harelded by the festival of Ugadi in the month of Chitra.
Legends
Rathasapthami marks the birth of Surya to sage kashyapa and his wife aditi
and hence celebrated as Surya Jayanti. A legend is narrated by the kamboj em-
-pire’s King Yashovarma, anoble King who had no heir to rule his Kingdpppm.
On his special prayers to God, he has blessed with a son was terminally ill. A
saint who visited the King advised that his son should perform the Rathasa
-pthami pooja with revernace to rid of his past sins . Once the King’s son per-
-formed this, his health was restrored and he ruled his Kiingdom well it is also
said that sage Bheeshma in Mahabharata legend of “Ichchamarana”,breathed
his last, aday after the Rathasapthami day.
Sun temples
There are Surya temples all across India where Rathasapthami is fervently
celebrated. However, the most famous one is the World Heritagre site of the
Konark Sun Temple, in Konark, Orissa. There are Sun temples in Modhera,
Gujarat, created by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. In Arasavalli, Andra
Pradesh, there is a temple as one among navagrahas and where so ever the
-igrahas of Navagrahas are consecrated in any temple , Surya Vigraha will be
There at the centre of a square.
Arasavalli
Arasavalli is at distance of 2 Kms from srikakulam city in the same distruct in
Andra Pradesh. According to the legend, this Sun temple was built by Devendra
In the month of February on the Rathasapthami day,the Sun rays enter the tem-
-ple and touch the feet of the idol of Sun God. It is said that Devendra was cured
of his wounds by worshipping the Sun God of this place. Rathasapthami festival
is performed here with all the glitter and grandeur.
Khajuraho
Khajuraho is a conglomerate of temples in Madhya Pradesh, where the tem-
-ple for Sun God is very famous.The chariot of Sun God drawn by seven horses
with a standing idol of Sun which is of seven feet height can be seen in this
temple.The temple was built during the high time of candelas,vidyadhara Raja
built this temple in the first quarter of 11th century A.D.
Religious observance
God Vishnu in his form as Surya is worshipped on this day. Usually,
Rathasapthami begins with a purification bath (bathing is also done in a River
or sea ) by holding Arka leaves on their head while bathing and chanting a ver
se which is supposed to invoke the benevolence of the Lord in all that one ind-
ulges in during the rest of the year. Arghyam (water held in the palms) is offered
to the Sun God on this day while chanting hymns of the Sun God. It also involves
doing a puja with the ritual naivedya (food offering to God), and offering of
flowers and fruits. Important prayers offered to the Sun God on this occasion
are the Adityahridayam, Gayathri, Suryashtakam, Surya Sahasranamam. The
preferred time for the pooja is within one hour after sunrise.
The following mantra on Sun God is chanted while taking the bath.
“Saptha Saptha Maha Saptha
Saptha Dweepa Vasundhara
Sapth Arka Parna Madaya
Sapthamyam Snana Machareth”
Arka(in sanskit,meaning a ray or flash of lightning) leaves.‘Jillede’ in telugu
Its Significance to Sun God could be compared to the significance of tulsi leaves
To Vishnu. Arka leaves are also used for worship of God Ganesha known by the
name Arka Ganesha and also for Hanuman. Its stems, called samidha (sacrificial
offering of wood) are used for the yanga ritual as a sacrificial offering to a ritual
fire. Its shape is said to represent the shoulders and chariot of Sun God. Its use
during the ritualistic ceremonious bath involves placement of seven leaves -one
on the head,two on the shoulders,two on the knees and two on the feet.
In some of the important vaishnavite temples such as the tirumala,srirangam
and Melukote, Rathasapthami is one of the important festival of the year.On this
day, in south India, Rangoli is drawn with colored rice powder depicting a chariot
and seven horses as symbolic of the Rathasapthami. Cowdung cake is also burnt
at the centre of this depiction and milk boiled on the fire is offered to the Sun God.
Other Sun festival
There are other festivals dedicted to Sun God Surya in India. Makara sank-
-ranti is the most widely celebrated Hindu festival dedicted to the Sun God.its is
Celebrated as Makara Sankranti throughout India and as Pongal, also known
As Thai Pongal by Tamils all over the world. People thank the Sun God for
Ensuring a good harvest and dedicted the first grain to him.
Rathasapthami
Aadi Deva namasthubhyam praseeda nama bhaskara!
Diwakara namasthubhyam prabhakara namosthuthe!!
Sun centric events falls continuously during pushya and Magha Masam
including Dhanurmasam, starting with Vaikunta Ekadasi and ending with
Rathasapthami. Worshipping Sun God during this period is very sacred and
Celestial.
Rathasapthami -21th Century
This year – “Ratyhasapthami” will be celebrated in sri Venkateswara
Temple at Tirumala on feb 10th 2011. On the day, the processional deities
Malayappaawamy and his consorts sridevi and bhoodevi will be taken out
On seven vahanams (vehicles) in a dawn to dusk celebrations.
One-day brahmotsvam is performed in Tirumala, and the Ustava mu-
-rthy is conducted in a variety of vahanams (vehicles) around the main
Temple precincts during the day. Pilgrims eagerly await Rathasapthami
Festival since the Lord takes ride on ‘seven holy’ on a single day.
“those pilgrims, who miss an opportunity to witness the procession
During the Brahmotsavams, throng the temple town to take part in the
Procession.” Of all the vehicles, lakhsof pilgrims congregate to witness
The first Ratham –‘Surya prabha’ vahanam- so as to see the first rays
Of the Sun falling on the feet, abdomen and of Lord Malayappa Swamy.
At Tirumala Surya Jayanti is performed on Rathasapthami Day
with seven vahanams, beginning with Surya vahanam, and ending with
Chandraprabha vahanam and in between sesha (with five hoods) Garuda
Hanuma vehicles carry Tirumalayappan alone from the temple in car stre-
-ets and Chakrasnanam will be held in the afternoon. Then again sri
Malayappaswamy will go round the temple alongwith sridevi and bhoo-
-devi and kalpavruksha vahana and sarvabhupalavahana and in Chandra-
-prabha vahana in the evening. This is called Arsha brahmotsavam
(the other three being-Deva Brahmotsava on vaikunta Ekadasi, Manava
Brahmotsava in ashwayuja- Bhadrapada, Rakshasa Brahmotsava on kaisika
Dwadasi).
Rathasapthami and tirumala
Rathasapthami festival in Tirumala has its own history. We find an
Inscription dt.26-1-1564 starting that then Karanikam Appalayyar granting
The village of Tiruvenkatapuram of Gandikota province, by Executing a
document on copper plate and depositing the same in sribhandaram,
authorizing the trustees (sthanettars) of the temple of collect the annual
income rom the village and use it for performing Rathasapthami Utsavam
at Tirumala and pallavotsavam at Tirupati for five days every year.
this inscription (99- vol. page 459-471) gives a very good description
of Rathasapthami festival as it was desired tobe conducted by karanikam
Appalayyar son of Kamarasappayya of Rigshakadhyayi, Aswalayana Sutra,
Bharadwaja Gothra.

 

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ANANDANILAYAM SEVAN PRAKARAS

ANANDANILAYAM SEVAN PRAKARAS

ANANDANILAYAM SEVAN PRAKARAS
1 MAHADWARAM (MAIN ENTRANCE)
2.VENDI VAKILI ( SILVER DWAR)
3.JAYA / VIJAYA ( DOING MAHA LAGHU DARSHAN)
4.BANGARU VAKILI ( GOLD DOOR)
5.RAMULAVARI MEDA
6.NADIMI PADI KAVALI
7. KULASEKARA PADI

The Mahadwaram popularly referred to as the Padi Kavali Maha Dwara or Outer Gopuram stands out as a spectacular specimen of tall structures of all Hindu temple shrines in the country .

Standing on a quadrangular base its architecture belongs to the later Chola period.The grand gopuram comprised of several Tamil inscriptions of the 13th century m and speak of the glory of the rulers and the richness of the culture and society of those days.

There are a number of stucco figures of Vaishnava gods like Hanuman, Kevale Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha on the gopuram indicating the prevalence of the Vaishnavite cult of worship in the region.

The task and enormity of cleaning the main shrine has often raised several challenges as it has to be done as per the Vaikhanasa Agama practices and modern ingredients and utensils are not put to use .

The floors are swept on a regular basis for at least six to eight times a day . Inside the sanctum sanctorum it is cleaned with soft cloth and a broom made of green leaves and grass. Out side also only leaves from shrubs and grass is used to clean the temple.

“Since the gopuram of the Mahadwaram is exposed to harsh light and heavy winds it is painted with lime soot. Standing in the middle of the Tirumala valley the outer Gopuram and the dwaram were built by the Vijayanagara emperor Srikrishna Devaraya.

Below the Mahadwaram entry is a rock mandapam named after him and also has bronze statues of Srikrishna Devaraya along with his consorts .All the devotees for darshan of Lord Venkateswara have to pass through this mandapam which housed utilities like Tulabharam etc.

Nadimi Padi Kavali
The Nadimi Padi Kavali or Inner Gopuram is the inner entrance to the temple, which is reached through the Dhvajasthambha Mandapam. Its wooden doors are now silver plated and therefore it is also referred to as the Vendi Vakili.

The doors are smaller than that of the Outer Gopuram and the door is in the middle of the Sampangi prakaram. The prakaram houses several sub temples,Sabera (ward robe of lord ),Parakamani (money counting centre).
An elevated wooden ramp sits in the door to facilitate the movement of devotees into the prakaram of the Main shrine. On the gopuram there are numerous inscriptions on the inside walls, the earliest relating to the Pandyan monarch, Jata Varma Sundarapandya of 1251 AD.
Bangaru Vakili ( Golden door )

This is the entrance into the Sanctum Sanctorum of Lord Venkateswara across the Tirumamani Mandapam . There are two tall copper images of the dwarapalakas Jaya and Vijaya on either side of the door. The thick wooden door is covered with gilt plates depicting the dasavataram of Sri Maha Vishnu
The doorway is directly in line with the Padi Kavali and the Vendi Vakili. It admits pilgrims to the Snapana Mandapam.Suprabhatam is sung in front of this door every day . Not only the doors but also the frontal exteriors and all the pillars of the Mandapam are gold plated .

For all devotees the reflection of gold all around as they enter the mandapam and presented an ecstatic experience . Devotees keep chanting Govinda , Govinda from this point as they inch towards the deity . They are not discouraged even as they are dragged and sent out within seconds of their darshan for which they spend hours in queues and also penance for months .

Commenting on the importantance of the Vendi and Bangaru Vakili Arpita Krishnan, a devotee a software engineer said ‘ It is really amazing as when enter these portals we get peace of mind and dissolve ourselves in prayers of Lord Venkateswara

Vaikunta Dwaram :

Vaikunta dwaram is located on the left side of the Main shrine and faces east . This door is opened only on the Day of Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadasi i.e only on two days a year .
This Dwaram does not have any special gopuram of its own and is also devoid of any elaborate decorations etc . But the entry into the main shrine through this entry ( and not the Bangaru Vakili ) is considered as one of the most revered and auspicious achievements for all devotees .
As legend put it entry through door is said to bring some extraordinary blessings of the Lord Venkateswara which were normally meant for the Gods who live in Vaikuntam .

Bangaru Bavi

In front of the Srivari Potu and the Vakuladevi temple on the southern side of the Sampangi Prakaram is a well called the Bangaru Bavi .

The well dug during the Vijayanagara period is also decorated with gold plate and its water is used for all rituals and practices inside the Sanctum though every day water is brought from Akasha Ganga specially for rituals as prescribed in the Agamas.

 

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LORD VENKATESWARA STAYING ANANDANILAYAM INSIDE MANDAPAS

LORD VENKATESWARA STAYING ANANDANILAYAM INSIDE MANDAPAS

Padi Kavali Maha Dwara
The Padi Kavali Maha Dwara or Outer Gopuram stands on a quadrangular base. 

Its architecture is that of the later Chola period. The inscriptions on the gopuram belong to 13th century. There are a number of stucco figures of Vaishnava gods like Hanuman, Kevale Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha on the gopuram.

Sampangi Pradakshinam
The path for circumambulating the temple is called a pradakshinam. The main temple has three prakarams. Between the outermost and middle prakarams is the second pathway for circumambulation known as the Sampangi Pradakshinam. Currently, this pathway is closed to pilgrims.The Sampangi Pradakshinam contains several interesting mandapams like the Pratima Mandapam, Ranga Mandapam, Tirumala Raya Mandapam, Saluva Narasimha Mandapam, Aina Mahal and Dhvajasthambha Mandapam.

Krishna Devaraya Mandapam
After passing through the Padi Kavali Maha Dvara, you will find yourself in an open mandapam called the Krishna Deva Raya Mandapam or Pratima Mandapam.This mandapam gets its name from the pratimas or bronze portrait icons of the Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya and his two consorts, Tirumaladevi to his left, and Chinnadevi to his right. All three icons face the main shrine, with their hands joined in supplication.In the southern wing of the Mandapam, is a statue of Venkatapathi Raya of the Aravidu dynasty, who ruled over Chandragiri around 1570 AD. To its side are stone statues of Achyutha Raya, who succeeded Krishna Deva Raya to the throne, and his wife Varadajiamma.This Mandapam is believed to be built in later Vijayanagara times (early half of the 16th century). This Mandapam is full of exquisitely beautiful pictures of the Vijayanagara period like, Rama breaking the bow, Rama Pattabhishekam and Krishna Leela.Sri Vaishnava symbols or the Urdhvapundras flanked by a conch and disc are carved at the top of the two main pillars of the Mandapam.

Ranga Mandapam
Ranga MandapamRanga Mandapam, also called the Ranganayakula Mandapam, is located in the south-eastern corner of the Sampangi Pradakshinam. The shrine within it is believed to be the place where the utsava murti of Lord Ranganadha of Srirangam was kept during the 14th century, when Srirangam was occupied by Muslim rulers.It is said to have been constructed between 1320 and 1360 AD by the Yadava ruler Sri Ranganadha Yadava Raya. It is constructed according to the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

Tirumala Raya Mandapam
Adjoining the Ranga Mandapam on the western side, and facing the Dhvajasthambha Mandapam is a spacious complex of pavilions known as the Tirumala Raya Mandapam or Anna Unjal Mandapam.It consists of two different levels, the front at a lower level and the rear at a higher. The southern or inner portion of this Mandapam was constructed by Saluva Narasimha in 1473 AD to celebrate a festival for Sri Venkateswara called Anna Unjal Tirunal. This structure was extended to its present size by Araviti Bukkaraya Ramaraja, Sriranga Raja and Tirumala Raja.It is in this Mandapam, that the utsava murthi Malayappan, holds His annual darbar or Asthanam during the hoisting of the Garudadhwaja on Dhwajastambham to mark the commencement of Brahmotsavam. Incidentally, the prasadam distributed on this occasion is still called Tirumalarayan Pongal.The Mandapam has a typical complex of pillars in the Vijayanagara style, with a central pillar surrounded by smaller pillars, some of which emit musical notes when struck with a stone. The main pillars have rearing horses with warriors mounted on them. Some of the best sculptures of the temple are found in bold relief in the Mandapam. The bronze statues of Todermallu, his mother Matha Mohana Devi and wife Pitha Bibi, are kept in a corner of the Mandapam.

Aina Mahal
The Aina Mahal is on the northern side of the Tirumala Raya Mandapam. It consists of two parts – an open mandapam in the front consisting of six rows comprising six pillars each, and a shrine behind it consisting of an Antarala and Garbhagriha.It has large mirrors which reflect images in an infinite series. There is an unjal in the middle of the room in which the Lord is seated and festivals conducted.

Dhwajasthamba Mandapam
Dhwajasthambha MandapamThe Dhwajasthambha Mandapam houses the Dhwajastambha (a wooden flagpole encased in gold) and the Bali Peetha (seat for food offering).A peculiar feature of the Mandapam is that it is covered (unlike in other temples) to facilitate the conduct of rituals in all weather conditions.The relative positions of the Dhwajasthambha and the Bali Peetha are in accordance with Vaikhanasa Agamic traditions.

Nadimi Padi Kavili
Inner GopuramThe Nadimi Padi Kavali or Inner Gopuram is the inner entrance to the temple, which is reached through the Dhvajasthambha Mandapam.Its wooden doors are covered with silver plates, and therefore it is also referred to as the Vendi Vakili. The doors are smaller than that of the Outer Gopuram.There are numerous inscriptions on the inside walls, the earliest relating to the Pandyan monarch, Jata Varma Sundarapandya, who became king in 1251 AD.

Vimana Pradakshinam
The Vimana Pradakshinam is the commonly-used circumambulatory pathway around the central shrine. The vimana over the sanctum can be seen from this pathway.Pilgrims who have taken a vow of performing Angapradakshinam perform it in the Vimana Pradakshinam.

Sri Varadarajaswami Shrine
Sri Varadaraja SwamiThe shrine of Sri Varadarajaswami is an independent shrine located on the eastern side of the vimana.The idol of Sri Varadarajaswami faces the West and is in a standing posture, with a disc and conch in the upper right and left hands respectively. The lower right hand is in the Abhaya pose and the lower left, in the Katyavalambika pose.The name Varadaraja is given to this form of Sri Maha Vishnu as he is believed to be the giver of boons.

Potu
The Potu or main kitchen where the food-offerings for the main temple are prepared, is to the south of the Varadarajaswami shrine.Inside the Potu, there is a small shrine dedicated to Sri Maha Lakshmi, who is also called Potu Amma (lady of the kitchen) or Madapuli Nachiyar. She is identified with Vakulamalika, who was, according to the Puranas, sent by Varahaswami to be the house-keeper of Sri Venkateswara, when he resided on the hill. Vakulamalika is said to have arranged Lord Sri Venkateswara’s marriage with Padmavathi.In reality, she is regarded as Sri Maha Lakshmi, and is worshipped as such. She is worshipped during Varalakshmi Vratam, in the month of Sravana.There is a similar icon of Sri Maha Lakshmi in the Padi Potu, another kitchen located in the Sampangi Pradakshinam.Rice prasadam is prepared in the inner Potu, while other Panyarams like laddus, vadas appams etc., are prepared in the Padipotu.

The Main ShrineThe main shrine includes the sanctum and the three successive halls in front of it upto the Bangaru Vakili. It consists of the:

Snapana Mandapam, a square hall.
Ramar Meda, a rectangular hall.
Sayana Mandapam, also rectangular in shape, where the Ekanta Seva is performed.
Sanctum or Garba Griha, in which the idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara stands. In between the sanctum and the Sayana Mandapam, is the celebrated threshold, called the Kulasekhara-padi.

Sankeertana Bhandara
Adjoining the porch of Bhashyakara Sannidhi on its western side, is a small room called Talapakamara or Sankeertana Bhandara. It was constructed to preserve the collection of sankeertanas composed by the Talapaka poets (Talapaka Annamacharya, his son Pedda Tirumalacharya and grandson Chinna Tirumalacharya), who were minstrels attached to the hill shrine.Annamacharya, the greatest of the three poets, came to the hill shrine in 1424 AD and served the Lord by rendering songs that he had composed, during some sequences of worship. He was a senior contemporary of Purandara Dasa, and his songs mark a significant stage in the evolution of South Indian music.His songs can be classified into three groups – Adhyatama Sankeertanam, Sringara Sankeertanam and Srungara Manjari.The songs were preserved in the Talapakamara for more than four hundred years, before they were transferred to the TTD office in Tirupati for the preparation of transcripts for publication during the days of the last Mahant, Prayaga Das, at the instance of the TTD epigraphist, Sri Sadhu Subramania Sastry.

Bangaru Bavi
In front of the Potu is a well called the Bangaru Bavi. The site of the Bangaru Bavi is as directed in the Vaikhanasa Agamas, and it is constructed according to the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

Snapana Mandapam
The Snapana Mandapam is also called the Tiruvilankovil. It has four central pillars, which bear sculptures like those of Bala Krishna, Yoga Narasimha and Kaliayamardhana.A particularly impressive sculpture in bas relief is that of Sri Maha Vishnu in the seated pose. He is shown with four arms; the upper arms holding the chakra and the shankha.

The Lord’s consorts are also shown seated in Sukhasana on either side of him.
Ramar Meda
Ramar Meda, which means ‘the elevated platform for Rama’, used to house the icons of Rama, Sita and Laxmana. These icons have since been moved to the sanctum.The images of Vishvaksena and Garuda are the utsava murthis of their respective sub-shrines.

Sayana Mandapam
The Sayana Mandapam, also called the Ardha Mandapam, is directly in front of the sanctum (in accordance with the Agamas). This is as close to the sanctum that the pilgrims can get. The Mandapam is connected to the sanctum by the threshold called Kulasekhara-padi, after an Alwar who wished to be reborn as the threshold to the Lord’s shrine.The main function of this Mandapam is to facilitate the performance of rituals that cannot be accommodated in the sanctum.The Mandapam is so called because it is here that the representative icon of the Lord (Bhoga Srinivasa) is ceremoniously put to bed as the last sequence (Sayanotsava or Ekanta Seva) of daily worship.

Garbha Gruham
The Garbha Gruha or sanctum is where the main idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara resides.The idol stands majestically in the Garbha Gruha, directly beneath a gilt dome called the Ananda Nilaya Divya Vimana.This exquisitely-wrought idol called the Mulaberam, is believed to be self-manifested, as there has been no known sculptor possessing the capability to sculpt idols so proportionately and beautifully. Further, no human being is known to have installed it in the shrine.Ordinarily, the Lord wears a gold kiritam which has a large emerald embedded in front. On special occasions, he is adorned with a diamond kiritam.On his forehead, the Lord has a thick double patch of upwrought namam drawn with refined camphor, which screens his eyes. In between the two white patches is a kasturitilakam.His ears are bedecked with shining golden makara kundalas. The fist of His raised right hind hand is implanted with a gem-set chakra, and the corresponding left fist with the sankhu. The slightly outstreched front right hand, has its fingers pointing to His lotus feet, as the only recourse to His devotees to attain oneness with Him and enjoy eternal bliss. His front left hand is akimbo to assure His devotees of protection, and to show that the samsara sagara is only hip-deep if they seek His refuge.

His body is clothed with a pitambaram tied with gold string, and a gold belt to which are attached tiny, jingling gold bells. He is adorned with precious ornaments. He has a yajnopavita flowing down cross-wise from His left shoulder. He bears Sri Lakshmi Devi on His right chest and Sri Padmavathi Devi on His left chest. He bears Nagabharanam ornaments on both shoulders.His lotus feet are covered with gold frames and decked with clinging gold anklets. A strong curved belt of gold encompasses his legs.

During Abhishekam, we can have darshan of Goddess Lakshmi.
The Ananda Nilaya Divya Vimana was covered with gilt copper plates and surmounted with a golden vase, in the thirteenth century, during the reign of the Vijayanagara king, Yadava Raya.Pilgrims are not allowed to enter the Garbha Gruha (beyond Kurasekara path)

Kalyana Mandapam
Kalyana MandapamKalyanotsavam or marriage festival is celebrated in the Kalyana Mandapam.The Kalyana Mandapam is architecturally similar to the Tirumala Raya Mandapam. At its western end, is a small mandapam carried on slender cut-stone pillars and surmounted by a vimana.On the South of the shrine is a raised portion called the Yagasala where homams are performed in connection with Brahmotsavam and other festivals.

Sri Ramanuja Shrine
Adjacent to the Sangeeta Bhandara in the northern corridor of the Vimana Pradakshinam is the shrine of Sri Ramanuja, the great Vaishnava Acharya. It is also called the Bhashyakara Sannidhi.Ramanuja was the architect of Tirupati and the father of the Sri Vaishnava community there. He designed the Nandanavanams or flower gardens of the temple. He was mainly responsible for managing the worship procedures and other affairs of the Sri Venkateswara temple.The shrine was built around the 13th century. It overlooks the western end of the Tirumamani Mandapam. The Pandyan emblem of two fish and a hook is carved on the wall next to the entrance.The right hand of the stone image of Ramanuja is held in the gesture of exposition (vyakhyana mudra), and the left hand in the form of boon bestowal (varada hasta), or of holding a book (pustaka hasta).The shrine figures prominently during the festival of Adhyayanotsavam, which is a typical Pancharatra observance. Special worship is conducted in this shrine during Gandhapodi Utsavam and Bhashyakara Utsavam. The utsava murthi of Ramanuja is taken in a grand procession to meet Malayappa near the Padi Kavali.

Sri Narasimhaswami Shrine
Sri Narasimhaswami Shrine is located to the left of the front pavilion of the Ramanuja shrine. It houses an idol of Sri Yoga Narasimha.Built in the 15th century, the shrine is surrounded by a polished mandapam. Artistic dance poses are depicted in the sculptured pillars.

Tirumamani Mandapam
The first view of the Lord can be obtained from the Tirumamani Mandapam. It was built by Mallanna or Madhavadasa, who was the Chief of Chandragiri in the fifteenth century. The Mandapam is supported by sixteen carved pillars, which introduce a natural division of the area into three aisles.The Mandapam serves as an Asthana Mandapam, where Koluvu Srinivasa holds court after the Thomala Seva in the sanctum, listens to the reading of the almanac, and presides over the giving of daily rations of rice. The recitation of Suprabhatam also takes place here.There are two massive, inscribed bells, which are known as Tirumani or Tirumahamani, which give the Mandapam its name. It is said that these bells were used during the Naivedyam in the sanctum.On the eastern side of the Mandapam is a small shrine dedicated to Garuda. On the northern side is a gangala or large brass vessel covered with a sacred fabric, for depositing all votive offerings.

Bangaru Vakili
Bangaru VakiliFrom the Tirumamani Mandapam, you can enter the Bangaru Vakili to reach the inner sanctum sanctorum.There are two tall copper images of the dwarapalakas Jaya and Vijaya on either side of the door. The thick wooden door is covered with gilt plates depicting the dasavataram of Sri Maha Vishnu.The doorway is directly in line with the Padi Kavali and the Vendi Vakili. It admits pilgrims to the Snapana Mandapam.Suprabhatam is sung in front of this door.

Mukkoti Pradakshinam
Mukkoti Pradakshinam is an enclosed pathway for circumambulation that runs around the sanctum and the porch in front of it.In Dravidian terminology, mukkoti means the vratham had on this day is equal to three crores time of vrathams followed on any Ekadasi day. The Pradakshinam has walls on three sides only, with the eastern wall missing.Mukkoti Pradakshinam is opened to pilgrims only twice a year during Mukkoti Ekadasi (in the month of Pausha, Dhanurmasa) and Mukkoti Dvadasi (the following day). The doors are opened on the night of the eleventh day morning (early hours) after Thiruppavai and closed on the night of the twelfth day (called Margali-tiru-dvadasi).

Sri Vishwaksena Temple
Sri Vishvaksena Temple is located at the northern side of the main temple, in the Mukkoti Pradakshinam.Sri Vishwaksena occupies an important place in the Vaikhanasa Agama. In Vaishnavite functions and temple rituals, Sri Vishwaksena is worshipped first. Vishwaksena is said to be the chief of the army (of the Lord) and is believed to protect the function or ritual from evil.The idol has four hands – the upper two holding a sankha and chakra, the right lower in Avgana hastam, and the left lower on the hip i.e. Gada hastam. The idol of Vishwaksena and its worship are strictly in accordance with the Vaikhanasa Agama.During the daily worship of Lord Venkateswara, the garlands and flowers (called nirmalya) from the Lord’s idol are removed and Vishwaksena is worshipped with them.Before commencement of the annual Brahmotsavam, the Senadhipathi or Vishvaksena Utsava is performed followed by Ankurarpana. According to popular belief, Vishvaksena provides clearance for the function to start and looks after the arrangements for the festival. His idol is also taken out in a procession during the Adhyayanotsavam.

Sri Yoga Narasimhaswami Temple
Sri Yoga Narasimha SwamiThe sub-temple for Sri Yoga Narasimhaswami, facing the west, is located in a mandapam in the north-eastern corner of the first prakaram. Yoga Narasimhaswami is also known as Girija Narasimhaswami.The idol of Yoga Narasimhaswami is sculptured according to the Sastras. He is seated with two hands on his knees, and girdled by the Yogapatta.A ceremonial bath (Tiru-Manjana) is given to the idol in the sanctum on Saturdays; and on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaisakha (according to the lunar calendar),Swati Nakshathram the idol is specially worshipped on account of Narasimha Jayanti.

Sri Garuda Temple
The temple of Garuda (also called Garudalwar), is directly opposite the presiding deity in the Sri Venkateswara temple.Garuda is a faithful devotee of the Lord and he stands with his hands joined in supplication (the Anjali pose). Being the Lord’s mount he is shown with outstretched wings, ever ready to carry him. You will find Garuda’s image not only in the shrine but also at the corners of the prakarams, mandapams and vimanas. At the commencement of the annual Brahmotsavam of Lord Sri Venkateswara, a flag with the image of Garuda is hoisted on the Dhwajasthamba. It is believed that the Prasadam offered to Garuda in this temple, if partaken, will bless the sterile with children.Every day, after completing the early morning puja conducted for Lord Sri Venkateswara, the Bali Bera of the Lord is taken out in a palanquin to give offerings to Parivaradevatas. The Lord is believed to personally supervise the food arrangements made for his subordinates, attendants and devotees. The palanquin called Sibika is considered to be Garuda himself.

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Vimana Venkateswara

Vimana Venkateswara

Saint Vyasa Teertha, who lived here in 16th century, was said to have attained moksha by steadfastly worshipping and meditating on the little image of Lord Venkateswara on the North-Eastern corner of the Ananda Nilaya Vimanam. That is why special significance is given to the “Vimana Venkateswara”. The Vimana Venkateswara now is bedecked in special silver and Gold over the Vimanam. Hundreds of Devotees are always seen praying to the Vimana Venkateswara daily inside the Temple

 

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Constructued the tirumala temple

Constructued the tirumala temple

Once upon a time,Goddess Lakshmi wife of Lord Narayana got angry on him and went to bhulokha(earth) to remain in meditation(Dhyanam).Narayana in search of Lakshmi came down to earth.Adhiseshan turned into a mountain,where narayana sat and prayed for Lakshmi without food and water.(This mountain is nothing but our Thirumala Konda)This moved Lord Shiva and Brahma.They disguised in the form of a cow and a calf and went to feed Lord Narayana.

As days passed,he met Vakulamatha.Vakulamatha is none other than Yasodha in Dwapara yugha.Vakulamatha took very good care of Lord Narayana and named him Venkateswara.She believed that his son krishna came in the form of venkateswara.

After a few more days,Lord Venkateswara accidentally met Padmavathi,who was the only daughter of AkasaRaja.They both fell in love with each other.As Lakshmi is not with Narayana,he couldn’t afford money for his marriage.So, Kubhera lend some money to Venkateswara for his marriage.
Niluvu Dhopidi(giving all the belongings you have to god) is very famous in Thirupathi.This is because of the reason that,Venkateswaraswamy should repay the amount taken from Kubhera so,as we all are the children of the God,we are giving it.

In this way Lord Venkateswara got married with Padmavathi amma and they both resided in Thirumala Thirupathi to supress all the evils.

According to Hindhuim presently we are in Kaliyugh.All the evils happen in this yugh.The god of this yugh is Lord Venkateswaraswamy.That is why Thirupathi is very famous of all the temples in India.We all should pray with our whole hearts to him

 

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Ekadasi 2011 dates

Ekadasi 2011 dates

Ekadashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2011, there are 24 Ekadasis. Fasting on Ekadasis is considered highly auspicious and is believed to help in washing away the sins committed. Observing Ekadashi is also considered one of the ways to attain Moksha.

January 15, 2011, Saturday – Putrada Ekadasi (Smarta)

January 16, 2011, Sunday – Putrada Ekadasi (Bhagavath in most regions on this day)

January 29, 2011, Saturday – Shattila Ekadashi (In most regions)

January 30, 2011, Sunday – Shattila Ekadashi – Satila Ekadasi (Only in some regions)

February 14, 2011, Monday – Jaya Ekadasi (In most regions)

February 15, 2011, Tuesday – Jaya Ekadasi (Bhagavath in some regions)

February 28, 2011, Monday – Vijaya Ekadashi

March 16, 2011, Wednesday – Amalki Ekadashi

March 30, 2011, Wednesday – Papmochani Ekadasi – Papamochni Ekadashi

April 14, 2011, Thursday – Kamda Ekadasi

April 28, 2011, Thursday – Varuthini Ekadasi

May 13, 2011, Friday – Mohini Ekadasi Smarta (In most regions)

May 14, 2011, Saturday – Mohini Ekadasi Vaishnava or Bhagavat

May 28, 2011, Saturday – Apara Ekadashi

June 12, 2011, Sunday – Nirjala Ekadasi

June 27, 2011, Monday – Yogini Ekadasi

July 11, 2011, Monday – Devshayani Ekadasi

July 26, 2011, Tuesday – Kamika Ekadasi

August 9, 2011, Tuesday – Putrada Ekadasi

August 25, 2011, Thursday – Aja Ekadasi

September 8, 2011, Thursday – Parivartini Ekadasi

September 23, 2011, Friday – Indira Ekadasi (Smarta)

September 24, 2011, Saturday – Indira Ekadasi (Bhagavath)

October 7, 2011, Friday – Pashankusha Ekadasi

October 23, 2011, Sunday – Rama Ekadasi

November 6, 2011, Sunday – Prabodini Ekadasi

November 21, 2011, Monday – Utpatti Ekadashi

December 6, 2011, Tuesday – Mokshada Ekadasi

December 21, 2011, Wednesday – Saphala Ekadasi

 

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Sri Venkatesaya Sahasra Namarchana

Sri Venkatesaya Sahasra Namarchana

Om Shri Ventakeshaya Namaha
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OM Chinmayaya Namaha
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OM Shankamadyolasanmanjookinkinyadyakarakandakaya Namaha
OM Neelameghashyamatanave Namaha
OM Bilvapatrarchanapriyaya Namaha
OM Jagatvyapine Namaha
OM Jagatkartre Namaha
OM Jagatsakshine Namaha
OM Jagatpataya Namaha
OM Chintitarthapradaya Namaha
OM Dhasharoopavate Namaha
OM Devakinandanaya Namaha
OM Shauraye Namaha
OM Janardhanaya Namaha
OM Jishnave Namaha
OM Paramarthapradhaya Namaha
OM Shanthaya Namaha
OM Sreemathe Namaha
OM Dordhandhavikramaya Namaha
OM Paratparaya Namaha
OM Parasmaibrahmane Namaha

 

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