Saturday, 17 January 2015

TTD Tirumala: Sri Padmavathi Srinivasa Parinayam Festival 2015 Dates

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam TTD performs the festival of Sri Padmavathi Srinivasula Parinayam for three days at Narayanagiri, Tirumala in every year. This is an annual festival being conducted on the days of Navami, Dasami and Ekadasi in the month of Vaisaka Masam(April/May). This year 2015, Sri Padmavathi Parinayam will be celebrated from April 27, 2015 (Monday) to April, 2015 (Wednesday).
Importance or Significance of  Sri Padmavathi Parinayam:
Sri Padmavathi Parinayam Festival means three day long grand wedding ceremony of Lord Malayappa Swamy and Goddess Padmavathi Ammavaru. For this celestial wedding, colourful and specially designed kalyana madapam will be arranged at Narayanagiri Udyanavanam,Tirumala. 

Wedding takes place according to Hindu dharma and performs some traditions like EDURUKOLU, New Clothes offerings. 

Every Day (during these three days) after the wedding in Kalyana Madapam, "KOLUVU" is held and number cultural programs like Harikatha, Bhajana, Dance, Music, Veda Parayanam and etc., take place. Firing of Colourful Crackers also take place to enlighten the wedding celebrations. 
Specially Decorated Kalyana Madapam @ NaranyanaGiri
During these festival days in the evening, Sri Malayappa Swami, the festival deity of Lord Venkateswara arrives in grand style on Gaja Vahanam (First Day-Navami), Aswa Vahanam (Second Day-Dasami) and Garuda Vahanam(Third Day-Ekadasi) from Main temple to specially decorated Kalyana Madapam at Narayanagiri while Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi arrive on separate palanquins.

After Wedding ceremony Lord Malayappa Swami and Goddess Bhudevi and Sridevi return to the main temple and thus Sri Padmavathi Parinayam closes on the third day in a colourful way. 

Significance of Each Day in Sri Padmavathi Parinayam, Tirumala:
  • First Day - Sri Padmavathi Parinayam [Navami - Vaishaka Masam]
On the first day Lord Sri Malayappa Swami arrives on Gaja Vahanam to newly decorated Kalayana Madapam and Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi on separate Palanquines.

As a part of Wedding ceremony on the first day, EDURUKOLU, Exchange of Flower Bouquet (PulaDandalu), Game of Flower Ball(PulaBhanti Aata), New clothes offering programs are traditionally conducted.After completion of wedding ceremony Lord Malayappa swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi as procession return to main temple. 
  • Second Day - Sri Padmavathi Parinayam [Dasami - Vaisaka Masam]
On the second day Lord Sri Malayappa Swami arrives on Aswa Vahanam and followed by Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi arrive on DHANTHAPU pallaki to newly constructed and specially decorated Kalyana Madapam at Narayanagiri. 

As a part of wedding celebrations Edurukolu,New clothes offering,Pulabanti Aata,Exchange of flower bouquet are traditionally conducted by Veda Pandits. Veda Parayanam, Music and Harikatha take place during the wedding celebrations. After completion of wedding ceremony Lord Malayappa swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi as procession return to main temple.
  • Third Day - Sri Padmavathi Parinayam [Ekadasi - Vaisaka Masam]
On the final day of Sri Padmavathi Parinayam, Lord Sri Malayappa Swami arrives on Garuda Vahanam(Garuda vahanam is the most dearest vahanam among all vahanams to Lord Venkateswara) and Goddess Sidevi and Bhudevi arrive on Dhanthapu Pallaki to specially decorated kalyana mandapam at Narayanagiri,tirumala. 

As a part wedding celebrations Edurukolu, New clothes offering, Pulabanti Aata, Exchange of flower bouquet are traditionally conducted by Veda Pandits. Veda Parayanam,Music,Dance and Harikatha take place. Colourful crackers also fires to enlighten the wedding celebrations. After completion of wedding ceremony Lord Malayappa swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi as procession return to main temple.

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