Sunday 8 February 2015

Srisailam Maha Shivaratri 2015 Annual Brahmotsavam Dates. The abode of Lord Mallikarjuna and Goddess Bramarambika

Srisailam Temple is the abode of Lord Mallikarjuna and Goddess Bramarambika Devi. This Temple is the Second Jyotirlinga Temple among the 12 Jyotirlingas Temples in India. The temple in which both Shakti Peethas and Jyotirlinga are Co-located.The important festivals of Srisailam temple are Mahasivarathri Brahmotsavams and Karthika Brahmotsavams.  

This year 2015, Srisailam MahaSivaratri Annual Brahmotsavams starts with Ankurarpanam on February 10, 2015 (Tuesday) and concludes with Sayanotsavam(Ekanta Seva) on February 20, 2015(Friday) for a period of 11 days. The most important Sevas during Maha Shivaratri  Brahmotsavams are Edurkolu, Pagalamkarana, Lingodbhava, Kalyanotavam, Rathotsavam and Sayanotsavam.
The main attraction of Maha Shivaratri Celebrations in Srisailam is Lingodbhava Maha Rudrabhishekam where in 11 priests conduct rituals for three hours after 10pm. Parllel to it, Pagalankarana(Tying of Loin Cloth) around the temple towers is performed.

Every year, 69 year old handloom weaver, Prudhivi Venkateswarlu from remote Hastinapuram near Devangarpuri, Chirala Mandal, Guntur District, gets the Privilege of weaving the cloth which required for Lingodbhava and decorating Lord Shiva during the annual celebrations. This is the 48th year(2015) in succession.

During the period of Brahmotsavams, starting from 7am onwards various rituals such as Chamundeswara Pooja, Nitya Homas, Baliharanas, Japanustanamulu, Visesha Archanas to the Lord Shiva and Navavarana Archana,Rudra Homam and Chandi Homam to the Goddess Sri Bhramarambhika will be performed  

Srisailam MahaShivaratri 2015 Annual Brahmotsavam Schedule:
Date & DayName of the Utsavam/Seva
February 10, 2015(Tuesday)Ankurarpanam & Dwajarohanam
February 11, 2015(Wednesday)Hamsa Vahanam [Night]
February 12, 2015(Thursday)Mayuri Vahana Seva [Night]
February 13, 2015(Friday)Brungi Vahanam [night]
February 14, 2015(Saturday)Ravana Vahana Seva [night]
February 15, 2015(Sunday)Ekdasi Abhishekam, Kailasha Vahanam [night @7:00pm]
February 16, 2015(Monday)Gaja Vahanam [night @6:30pm]
February 17, 2015(Tuesday)
  • Nandi Vahana Seva,
  • Lingodbhava Maha Rudrabhishekam,
  • Pagalankarana
  • Swamy Vari Kalyanotsavam @00:00hrs midnight
February 18, 2015(Wednesday) Rathotsavam(Car Chariot) from 3:30pm onwards
February 19, 2015(Thursday)
  • Poornahuti
  • Dwajaawarohanam
February 20, 2015(Friday)
  • Aswa Vahanam
  • Ekanta Seva

  1. Srisailam Devasthanam has cancelled All Arjita Sevas from February 10, 2015 (Tuesday) to February 20, 2015(Friday)
  2. During Brahmotsavams, VIP darshan timings: 10:00am to 11:00am and  7:00pm to 8:00pm.
  3. Cultural, Traditional and Dharmika Programs will be conducted during Brahmotsavams in the temple premises.

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