The three-day annual Sakshatkara Vaibhavotsavams took place at the temple of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy in Srinivasa Mangapuram from June 24 th to June 26 th in a grand manner.
Srinivasa Mangapuram is 12km from tirupati. The deity here is the replica of the main diety Lord venkateswara in Tirumala. After marriage Lord visited Sage Agastya here. As requested by the sage the Lord stayed here for six months before proceeding for the tirumala hills. The Lord here is said to the varaprasaadi for all who has facing obstacles/delay in marriage. Also said that those who cannot climb the Tirumala for Lord’s ‘darshan’ could visit the ‘sthala’ at the foot of Tirumala and they would get the same benefit.
This festival is considered to be as important on par with the annual brahmotsavams. The temple administration of TTD has all set to celebrate this festival in a big way this year considering its significance.
Though the temple was brought into use by Chinna Tirumalacharyulu, the grand son of Tallapaka Annamacharya, by performing ‘Jeernoddharana’ on 22nd March 1510 AD, as can be found on the stone engraving on the right door-jamb wall of the temple entrance, it was later left unattended.
In 1940, an Archaka by name Sundararaja, from Kanchipuram of Tamil Nadu has came to the Village Mangapuram, saying that Lord Srinivasa has appeared in his dream and told to bring the temple to past glory which was in dilapidated condition by performing Dhoopa Deepa Naivedhya Aradhana and disappeared”.
Archaka Sundararaja then cleared all the debris in and around the Temple with the help of village elders and did First Pooja on 11th July 1940 ‘Ashada Suddha Sasti Day’, said to be the day or muhurtham as ordered by the Lord Himself in his dream.
To mark the auspicious day of revival of nitya pooja kainkaryams as decided by Lord Himself, TTD has been conducting this festival as ‘Sakshatkara Vaibhavamu’ on Ashada Suddha Sasti Day in the month of June/July of every year.
The three day festival began on 24 th of June with temple cleansing programme – “Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam” on 21 st June. Following this ritual there will be Tiruppavada seva on 21 st June. However TTD has also cancelled Arjitha Kalyanotsavam and Arjitha Brahmotsavam on these three days in the temple.
- On day one : sthapana tirumanjanam is performed in the morning then unjal seva in the evening and finally tiruchi utsavam in the night.
- Day two: Hanumantha vahana seva in the evening
- Day three: Garuda vahana seva