The Brahmotsavam festival is very important functions in Tripati and it takes religious importance. Tirumala Brahmotsavam is a Hindu festival celebrated once a year Tirumala. It is celebrated at Lord Venkateswara Temple for nine days in months of September – October.

Brahmotsavam Festival at Tirumala:

Brahmotsavam

Brahmotsavam

The celebration attracts pilgrims and tourists across the world. Lord Brahma was the first to start this festival. He worshiped Sri Balaji on the banks of the Pushkarini in Tripati to thank him for the protection of mankind. The festival is kept by his name ‘Brahmotsavam’ which means Brahma’s Utsavam.

The beginning of this celebration was Brahma, the creator God, who first conducted this festival to Sri Balaji at Tripati. This Utsavam was known by his name as “Brahmotsavam” and it means “Brahma’s Utsavam.” In Tirumala, Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of October.

Thousands of devotees every year meet to see this Festival, participate in the prayers, and receive the blessings of Sri Venkateswara swami. The complete 9 day Festival is an unforgettable experience for all tourists and devotees. The feeling of this festival was complete enjoyment and wonderful.

Brahmotsavam festival at Tirumala In Year 2013 :

In this year 2013, Lord Sri Venkateswara Swam Navratri Brahmotsavam will be celebrated from October 5, 2013 to October 13, 2013.

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The Tamil calendar is a lunar .It is also used in Pondicherry. The Tamil population in Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Sri Lanka uses Tamil calendar. The Tamil calendar is also used by Telugu speaking people in Tamil Nadu. It is used today for cultural, religious and agricultural. The Tamil calendar is based on the standard Hindu solar calendar. The Tamil New Year is The Varushapirapu. It is also used in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Nepal, Rajasthan and Punjab. There are several festivals based on the Tamil Hindu calendar.

Celebrating Tamil New Year:

The Tamil New Year falls on 14 April of the year. 14 April marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar. It remains

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a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.  It is a time for celebrating new and prosperous beginnings. The 14th of April is the beginning of the first month Chithrai of the Tamil year, which is celebrated as the New Year and is known as “Chithrai Vishu”. Varusham is the Tamil word for “year” and ‘Pirapu’ can be translated as the “birth” or “are beginning” of an event.

On this day the Creator of the world Lord Brahma started creation. On the Tamil New Year’s Day, Pooja are performed in various temples. Tamil New Year is celebrated between April and May.

The people wishes for their near and dear ones. This particular act is believed to bring in good luck for the members of the family. People start the Tamil New Year by watching auspicious items like silver and gold jewellery, flowers, fruits and vegetables, nuts, betel leaves etc. The morning prayers start on New Year morning. The preparations for the New Year start well in advance. The entrances of (more…)

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