The most significant annual event of Brahmotsavam is celebrated at Shree Balaji temple present in Tirumala AP. The occasion takes place for 9days during the month of asvina according to the Hindu calendar that falls in between the English months of September and October. The occasion is called as Shree Vari Brahmotsavam or Shree Venkateshwara Swamy Vari Brahmotsavam in devotional terms.
During the festival, the Utsava murti (which means processional deity in English) of the reigning deity of god Venkateswara, with his partners Sridevi and Bhudevi, is taken on a cart procession on their respective Vahanams surrounding the temple. The celebration attracts a wide number of pilgrims and tourists from entire India and around the world. During this time of the year our Chennai to Tirupati VIP package / Tirupati Car Package / Tirupati Car rental from Bangalore/ Tirupati car rental from Chennai gets fully booked so its requested to make the booking in advance and as soon as possible.
The Brahmotsavam is a ceremony of holy cleansing in respect to Lord Brahma. It is one of the main and auspicious festivals in Tirupati. Brahma worshiped Venkateshwara near the sacred Swami Pushkarini in Tirupati as a sign of thanksgiving for the Lord’s protection of mankind. Hence, this utsava stares his name as “Brahmotsavam,” which is named as “Brahma’s Utsavam.” We take the devotees with accommodation and travel and all the fare is included along with the Tirupati Tour Package / One Day Tirupati package.
The Brahmotsavam is a festival that is performed over a period of nine days in the beginning of Āśvina Masa as per the Hindu calendar. In the evening in prior to the start of the 1st day, the rite of ‘Ankurarpana’ (the procedure of sowing of the seeds to indicate prosperity, fertility and wealth) is performed alongside with a festival called Vishvaksena.
On the 1st day, the foremost activity is the “Dwajarohana,” the hoisting of the flag with the Garuda image at the Dhvajastambham present in the temple. This indicates the beginning of the Brahmotsava. It is supposed that Garuda arrives to Devalokam and invites all the Devas to attend the ceremony. During the 9 days of the ceremony, the religious happenings include homas daily along with the processions of utsava-murti on the respective Vahanas on the temple streets.
Every evening for the 9 days, the utsava-murtis are adorned with diverse alankarams. The final day is the Janma Nakshatra of Shree Venkateswara which is celebrated in an outstanding way with Avabhritha Utsava (where special abhishekams are conducted for the utsava murti). In Tirupati, the Sudarshana Chakra is cleansed in the Swami Pushkarini and all the devotees get down and bathe along with the Chakra.
Then a priest carries the Sudarshana Chakra on the head and takes a holy dip in the Swami Pushkarini. Later, the Chakra is positioned on a high dais, so that the devotees can walk under the chakra and be sanctified with the water dripping from the Sudarsana. The celebration formally comes to an end with “Dhvajavarohanam,” the lowering of the hoisted flag. Finally the priests pay due respects to the Gods and Sages with the reciting of Vedic mantras.