The nine-day annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy will begin on Wednesday at Srinivasa Mangapuram, with its maiden event ‘Dwajarohanam’ signalling the start of the grand fete.
A sacred yellow flag with an image of ‘Garudazhwar’, the celestial carrier of Lord Vishnu, will be hoisted during the auspicious ‘meena lagnam’ (between 9 a.m. to 9.38 a.m.) atop the temple flag post- ‘Dwajasthambham’.
Later, in the evening, Unjal Seva (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) will be performed and deities will be taken in a procession on ‘Pedda Sesha vahanam’ from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Before ‘Dwajarohanam’, Tiruchi Utsavam will be conducted for the processional deities from 7.30 a.m.
Earlier, on Tuesday, temple priests performed ‘Mruthsangrahanam’ as part of ‘Ankurarpanam’. Srinivasa Mangapuram, according to folklore, is the place where Lord Venkateswara lived for nearly six months after his wedding, as ‘desired’ by sage Agasthya. People facing problems in marriage believe that worshipping in the temple would bless them with a happy wedlock.
Important days of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Brahmotsavams are February 19-Dwajarohanam, February 23-Garuda Vahanam, February 26-Rathotsavam, February 27-Chakrasnanam.