As part of the ongoing Purattasi Brahmotsavam at Tirumala, Day 2 utsavam was celebrated well today (October 7, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Purattasi Swathi). There was Simha Vahanam purappadu in the morning and Muthu Pallaku Vahanam in the evening. Thirumanjanam for Sri Srinivasar and Ubhaya Nachiyars took place in the afternoon.
Today, the garlands adorned by Srivilliputtur Sri Andal (soodina malai) along with pattu vastram and kili (made of leaves) started from Srivilliputtur towards Tirumala. For more details, please visit Srivilliputtur Andal Malai On Its Way To Tirumala For Sri Srinivasa Perumal. It is customary that Sri Srinivasar will adorn this garland on the fifth day of the ongoing Purattasi Brahmotsavam. On Day 5 (October 9, 2013), the utsavamoorthy will have mada veedhi purappadu in Mohini Avataram in the morning and on Garuda Vahanam in the evening.
Some of the other important utsavams are Thanga Ther on October 10, 2013; Rathotsavam on October 12, 2013: and Chakrasnanam on October 13, 2013. Several hundreds of devotees from across the country and outside visit Tirumala for this utsavam. Recently on September 30, 2013, Therottam for the Noothana Swarna Ratham took place well whereby the golden chariot was taken on a procession along four mada streets and kept inside the newly constructed Swarnaratha mandapam behind Vahana Mandapam. For related photographs, please visit Noothana Swarna Ratha Therottam At Tirumala
For previous day’s utsavam, please visit
- Purattasi Brahmotsavam at Tirumala Commences
- Purattasi Brahmotsavam At Tirumala: Chinna Sesha Vahanam and Hamsa Vahanam
This year (Vijaya Varusham), the Brahmotsavam commenced on October 5, 2013 (Saturday) with Dwajarohanam and will conclude on October 13, 2013. Ankurarpana and Senadhipati (Vishvaksenar) Utsavam took place on the day preceding day of Day 1 (October 4, 2013). For the detailed programme of the Brahmotsavam, please visit Purattasi Brahmotsavam at Tirumala
The following are some of the photographs taken during Simha Vahanam and Muthu Pallaku Vahanam…
Photo Courtesy: Sri Ramakrishna Deekshitulu Archakam