Tirumala Festivals: Brahmotsavam, Pavithrotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Abhideyaka Abhishekam Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157144915

Published: May 28th 2010

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28 pages


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Tirumala Festivals: Brahmotsavam, Pavithrotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Abhideyaka Abhishekam  by  Books LLC

Tirumala Festivals: Brahmotsavam, Pavithrotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Abhideyaka Abhishekam by Books LLC
May 28th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781157144915 | 10.41 Mb

Chapters: Brahmotsavam, Pavithrotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Abhideyaka Abhishekam. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Tirumala Brahmotsavam is an annual Hindu festival celebrated for nine days in the months of September and October at the Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Temple. The celebration attracts pilgrims and tourists from all partsof the nation and across the world.

The Brahmotsavam festival is one of the most important and auspicious functions in Tirupati. Popular stories trace the origin of this celebration to Brahma, the creator God, who first conducted this festival to Sri Balaji at Tirupati. Brahma worshiped Sri Balaji on the banks of the holy Pushkarini in Tirupati as a way to give thanks for the Lords protection of mankind.

Hence, this utsava bears his name as Brahmotsavam, which means Brahmas Utsavam. In Tirumalai, Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of October. The Brahmotsava is performed over a nine-day period in the Tamil month of Purattasi. On the evening prior to the start of the first day, the rite of Ankurarpana (sowing of the seeds to signify fertility, prosperity and abundance) is performed along with a festival for Sri Vishvaksena (the leader of Narayanas retinue who removes obstacles and protects worship).On the first day, the main activity is the Dhvajarohana, the hoisting of the Garuda flag at the Dhvajastambham.

This signifies the commencement of the Brahmotsava. It is believed that Garuda goes to Devalokam and invites the Devas to attend the function. During the nine days of the festival, the religious activities include daily homas and processions for the utsava murti on different vahanas, which are the chariots that can be seen in the Temple.

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