Tirumala Brahmotsavam Rare Photos
Here are some photos from Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Brahmotsavam. The Brahmotsavam or annual festival is celebrated on Tirumala for nine days when the sun enters Kanya Rashi from Ashwayuja Shuddha Padyami to. Ashwayuja Shuddha Dashami during September/October. This Utsavam is said to have been first celebrated by Brahma Himself; hence the name. Every morning and evening Utsavamurtis are taken round the Temple on different Vahanams decorated in varied raiments, glittering ornaments etc. The important festivals are the Garudotsavam on the fifth day and the Rathotsavam or Car Festival on the eighth day. Devotees upon payment on days other than the days of the Brahmotsavam can celebrate Arjithabrahmotsavam. In fact, no Arjitha Sevas are performed during Brahmotsavam.