TIRUMALA, OCT 9: The temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has all set ready to perform the nine-day Navarathri Brahmotsavams from October 15 to 23 in a grand manner.

The Ankurarpanam for the mega religious event will be performed on 14th of October followed by Senadhipathi Utsavam where in Vishwaksena, Commander-in-Chief of Lord Venkateswara, will be taken on a procession to the Yaga Shala.

The unique feature of this brahmotsavams is that there will be no Dhwajarohanam(celestial flag hoisting on the first day of the Brahmotsavams), Dhwaja Awarohanam(celestial flag lowering on the last day of the nine-day festival) and Wooden Chariot procession. But there will be the procession of Swarna Rathotsavam and Paruveta Utsavam on the succeeding day after the completion of Brahmotsavams.

The details of various vahanam processions starting from 15th October to 23rd October as follows:

Date Morning Evening

15-10-12 Bangaru Tiruchi Pedda Sesha Vahanam

16-10-12 Chinnasesha Vahanam Hamsa Vahanam

17-10-12 Simha Vahanam Muthyapupandiri Vahanam

18-10-12 Kalpavriksha Vahanam Sarvabhupala Vahanam

19-10-12 Mohini Avatharam Garuda Vahanam

20-10-12 Hanumantha Vahanam Pushpaka Vimanam/Gaja Vahanam

21-10-12 Suryaprabha Chandraprabha Vahanam

22-10-12 Swarna Ratham Aswa Vahanam

23-10-12 Chakrasnanam

The special attraction during this Brahmotsavams is that there will be the procession of Pushpaka Vimanam. On 24th of October the Lord Malayappa Swamy accompanied by Lord Sri Krishna Swamy will go for a pleasure hunt in the deep green forests of Seshachalam ranges. This festival is described as “Paruveta Utsavam” which takes place in the Paruveta Mandapam in Tirumala. It will be a feast to the eyes of tens of thousands of pilgrims who converge to witness the hunting skills of the deities in the forest. TTD top brass officials will take part in this festival.


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