Srivari Brahmotsavam – Tirupathi Tirumala

The Brahmotsavam at tirupathi is known as the Srivari Brahmotsavam.  So why is it called Brahmotsavam and how many days does it happen? Here is a gist of Srivari Brahmotsavam.

Reason for the name

As per Sri Venkteswara Sahasranamastotra it is believed that God Brahma descends to the earth to conduct this festival  hence the name-  Utsav performed by Brahma- Brahmotsavam.


When is Brahmotsavam?

Brahmotsavam coincides with the Navarathri or Dusshera festival occurring in the Asvin month. It is a 9 day festival like Navarathri. This year 2017 it is starts on 23-Sep-17 and ends on 1-oct-17

Brahmotsavam Golu Video

What happens during the Brahmotsavam?

During the Brahmotsavam the processional deity (the utsava-murti) of Lord venkateswarara along with his consorts Bhudevi And Sridevi are taken on processions in different Vahanas, on the four mada streets surrounding the temple. The vahanas are led by the Brahmaratham. The priests chant various hyms along side the procession.

Here are some pictures of Golu dolls which depict the Brahmotsavam at Tirupathi.

brahmotsavam set

What are the Vahans?

brahmotsavam set 2

Day Morning Evening
1st Pedda Sesha Vahanam
2nd Chinna Sesha Vahanam Hamsa Vahanam
3rd Simha Vahanam Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam
4th Kalpavriksha Vahanam Sarvabhoopala Vahanam
5th Mohini Avatharam Garuda Vahanam
6th Hanumantha Vahanam Swarnarathotsavam & Gajavahanam
7th suryaprabha vahanam chandraprabha vahanam
8th Rathotsavam Ashwa Vahanam
9th Chakra Snanam



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