Varaha Jayanti in Tirumala Tirupati

Varaha Jayanti in Tirumala Tirupati

Varaha Jayanti was celebrated at the hill town of Tirumala amidst great religious fervour on Thursday. In connection with the festival, special rituals were conducted at the Bhu Varahaswamy temple situated on the north-west corner of the temple tank, Swami Pushkarini. Immense importance is attached to the festival which, according to the legends, is believed that it was Lord Varaha Swamy who had donated a piece of land to the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara. As an expression of gratitude, Lord Varaha was blessed with the privilege of accepting the first…

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New Spiritual Garden ‘Vinayaka Vanam’ at Tirupati

New Spiritual Garden ‘Vinayaka Vanam’ at Tirupati

Getting the darshan of Tirupati Balaji has become more alluring with the forest division of TTD developing a new spiritual garden at Tirumala Ghat. The new forest named ‘Vinayaka Vanam’ is developed at the second ghat Vinayaka Temple. The Forest Wing of TTD under the personal supervision of Deputy Conservator of Forests Sri NV Sivaram Prasad has already created three other mini forests based on spirituality and are named “Nakshatra Vanam”, “Raasi Vanam”, “Karthika Vanam.” The concept forests at Alipiri and Tirumala has been a hit among the devotees who welcomed the curated…

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Tirupati Venkateswara Theme Wins Hearts at State I-Day Parade

Tirupati Venkateswara Theme Wins Hearts at State I-Day Parade

The theme based on the  Anandanilayam Vimana Venkateswara was exhibited during the state Independence parade held on Tuesday at Tirupati as a part of Independence Day celebrations. The TTD parade theme was a major attraction at the parade with the delegates appreciating the colourful parade vehicle. The TTD parade vehicle was decked with colourful posters of Srinivasa Kalyanam and provided information on TTD trusts, schemes and other activities at the hill shrine. The Independence Day parade was held at the Tarakarama Stadium in Tirupati. The TTD parade vehicle also was a special…

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Tirumala Tirupati Temple to Celebrate Gokulashtami Grandly

Tirumala Tirupati Temple to Celebrate Gokulashtami Grandly

The hill town of Tirumala, the abode of Lord Balaji is gearing up to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami, or Gokulashtami with all religious fervour on Aug. 15. TTD, the trust that manages the richest Hindu temple, is organizing special events and poojas on the occasion. In this year’s fest, a special abhishekam will be performed in Gogarbham Dam gardens to Kaliya Mardana Krishna Statue followed by Utlotsavam between 11 am and 1 pm. Asthanam will be observed in Tirumala temple on August 15 between 8 pm and 10 pm and Utlotsavam on August…

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Tirupati Balaji Temple Shuts Down for Lunar Eclipse

Tirupati Balaji Temple Shuts Down for Lunar Eclipse

The famous Hindu temple Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara temple has closed doors from 4.30 pm on Aug.7 to 2 am on Aug 8  on the occasion of a Lunar eclipse. According to the traditions, the temple authorities close the doors of the shrine six hours prior to the eclipse. The Lunar eclipse is locally known as  ‘Chandra Grahanam’ will last from 10:52 PM on August 7, till 12:48 AM of August 8. “After performing punyahavachanam, shuddhi, the early morning Arjitha Sevas will be performed as usual. The Sarva Darshan will commence by…

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Vice President Elect Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Tirupati Balaji

Vice President Elect Venkaiah Naidu Thanks Tirupati Balaji

Vice President elect Venkaiah Naidu along with his family members visited the holy temple of Tirupati Venkateshwara at Tirumala and offered prayers thanking the Lord.  

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