Friday, 23 January 2015

TTD Tirumala: Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam(Purification) 2015 Festival Dates

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams TTD performs Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam inside the Tirumala temple for 4 times in a year normally. The Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam is celebrated early in the morning on the Tuesdays only before Ugadi Festival(Telugu New Year's Day), Anivara Asthanam(normally on July 16/17), Srivari Annual Brahmotsavam and Vaikunta Ekadasi. This festival is a periodical Arjitha Seva conducted in Srivari Temple in a year.

Meaning of Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam:
Koil Alwar means Temple(Holy Shrine). Purification of Sanctum Santorum(Holy Shrine)  and Temple premises is known as  Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam. 

Description of Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam Seva & Its Significance:

  • During this festival, before performing Tirumanjanam, Mula Virat(the main deity of the temple) is covered with MalaiGudaram(మలైగుడారం)[Vastram/Cloth] to avoid from Dust, Wind and Water.  
  • All the utsava murties residing in the temple except Boga Srinivasa Murti will be brought to Tirumamani Mandapam and  perform Tirumanjanam(purification). 
  • Garbhagriha, Temple walls, Temple Ceilings, floors, pillars and every corner of the temple will be cleaned with Camphor, Sandal paste, Saffron, Turmeric and Water. 
  • Archana/Pooja and Deepam articles also will be purified at VimanaPradakshina in the temple premises. 
  • After completion of tirumanjanam, the covering of the main deity is then removed and the deities, pooja/deepam and other articles will be replaced inside the temple. 
  • Purification pujas and Naivedyams are then offered to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, the main deity of the temple. This festival is performed strictly as per the Vaikhanasa Agamas.
Tirumala Srivari Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam Dates 2015:
Koil Alwar TirumanjanamOn the Occasion ofFestival Dates
March 17, 2015 (Tuesday)Ugadi FestivalMarch 21, 2015(Saturday)
July 16, 2015 (Tuesday)Anivara AsthanamJuly 17, 2015(Wednesday)
September 15, 2015 (Tuesday)Srivari Adhika Masa Brahmotsavams; This time "Ashada Masa"September 16, 2015(Wednesday) to September 24, 2015(Thursday)

October 13, 2015 (Tuesday)Srivari Navarathri Brahmotsavam-2015October 16, 2015(Wednesday) to October 24, 2015(Thursday)
December 15, 2015 (Tuesday)Vaikunta Ekadasi(Due to occurrence of Adhika Masanadditional 2 brahmotsavamDecember 15, 2015
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