a) Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanoor
Tiruchanoor, the abode of Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi, is one of the highly venerated places in the South, located five kms. from Tirupati, the temple dedicated to Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Venkateswara, attracts thousands of devout pilgrims every day. The Goddess, also known as Alamelu Manga, is the inexhaustible source of compassion and love. According to tradition, the Mother Goddess manifested Herself in the holy Pushkarini called Padmasarovaram in a golden lotus. The Venkatachala Mahatyam states that Lord Suryanarayana was instrumental in blossoming of the lotus in full splendour. A temple dedicated to Lord Suryanarayana is situated on the eastern side of the Pushkarini. The Padma Purana gives a vivid description of the advent of the Goddess and subsequent wedding with Lord Srinivasa.The manifestation of Sri Padmavathi Devi occurred in the month of Karthika on Sukla Paksha Panchami when the star Uttarashada in the ascendent. The Brahmotsavam of the Goddess is celebrated with all pomp and glory to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Her avatara. This resplendent festival celebrated for ten days attracts devout pilgrims from far and wide. The Panchami Tirtham marks the highlight of Tiruchanoor Brahmotsavam. Turmeric, Tulasi, Silk Saree and other sacred presents are brought from Tirumala Temple in an impressive procession on this occasion and offered to the Goddess. In an exquisitely decorated mandapam built on the banks of Padma Sarovaram, Sacred bath is offered to Goddess Padmavathi Devi and Sri Sudarsana Chakra amidst vedic chants. The ten-day Brahmotsavam at Tiruchanoor is a spectacular event witnessed by her myriads of devotees. It is also an occasion for all devotees to receive Her benign grace in abundance. Temple Programme and Sevas Sub-temples in its premises are : 1. Sri Krishnaswamy Temple 2. Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple 3. Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari
Temple Important Festivals 1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple:
? Navarathri Festival(Dasara)
? Kartheeka Brahmotsavam
? Float festaival
? Rathasapthami 2.
Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple:
? Avatharotsavam for 3 days.
b) Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Tirupati
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple is one of the most important temples in Tirupati. It has an imposing gopuram which can be seen from a distance. Saint Ramanujacharya consecrated the temple in 1130 AD. The festivals and functions are similar to those conducted in the Sri Venkateswara temple. The annual Brahmotsavam at this temple is celebrated in the month of Vaisakha every year. The annual float festival is also celebrated every year.
The sub-temples in its premises are:
? Sri Parthasarathiswami Temple
? Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
? Sri Andal Temple
? Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple
? Sri Ramanuja Temple
? Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneyaswami Temple (Near Dwajasthambham)
? Sri Tirumangai Alwar Temple.
? Sri Kurath Alwar Temple
? Sri Madhurakavi Alwar Temple
? Sri Chakrathalwar Temple.
? Sri Mudal Alwar Temple.
? Sri Manavala Mahamuni Temple.
? Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple.
? Sri Woolu Alwar Temple.
? Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple(Near outer Bugga).
? Sri Nammalwar Temple.
? Sri Sanjeevarayaswami Temple (opposite the Hathiramjee Mutt)
? Sri Eduru Anjaneyaswamy Temple. The important festivals conducted in Sri Govindarajaswami Temple are:
? Vaisakha Festival (Brahmotsavam)
? Float Festival
? Bugga and Ponnakalva Utsavam
? Sri Andal Margalineerattam Festival
? Sri Salai Nachiyar Panguni Uttara Festival
? Sri Bhashyakarla Utsavam
? Sri Nammalwar Utsavam
? Thiruvadipuram Festival
? Thirumala Nambi Festival
? Thiru Nakshatram of alwar
? Manavalamahamuni Asthanam
? Vedantha Desikar Utsavam
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