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|Date / Day||Brahmotsavam||Navaratri|
|Thursday, October 11||Sesha Vahana Seva|
|Friday, October 12||Hamsa Vahana Seva|
Kesari, Dadhyojanam, Dosa
|Saturday, October 13||Kalpavruksha Vahana Seva|
|Sunday, October 14||Garuda Vahana Seva|
Chakra Pongal, Pulihora, Laddu, Vada, Dosa
|Monday, October 15||Hanumath Vahana Seva|
Vada, Pongal, Dosa
Ksheeranam, Lemon rice
|Tuesday, October 16||Gaja Vahana Seva|
Dadhyojanam, Sundali, Dosa
|Vana Durga Alankaram
Payasam (with brown sugar), Vada
|Wednesday, October 17||Ratha Vahana Seva|
Dosa, Pongal, Kesari
Urad Vada, Pulihora
|Thursday, October 18||Ashwa Vahana Seva|
Sundali, Chakra Pongal
|Raja Rajeswari Alankaram
Sweet, Vada, Payasam
|Date/Date||Vahana Seva & Devi Alankaram|
|During the 10 days of Brahmotsavam celebrations, Vahana seva will be performed to Lord Venkateswara every evening. Vahana seva includes taking the Lord in a procession in the evening on different types of vahanas (vehicles). Devotees who sponsor for Vahana seva on either one day or on multiple days will be honored by the priests and special blessings will be given during the Asthanam (gathering of devotees during Unjal seva) in the evening in the multi ceremonial pavilion (MCP).
Ubhayam: The Yajamani's (Seva sponsor) name will be read during Sankalpa for all the sevas performed during that particular day. He/She and his/her family are the Yajamani's (owners) for the whole day sevas that include Homam, Procession, Prasadam and Flowers. All the festivities are conducted in the same way as it has been conducted in Tirumala from a long time.
Ubhayam Sponsorship (1 day) - $ 251
|Thursday, October 11||Sesha Vahana Seva
On the third evening, the Lord is taken out in a procession around the temple on Sesha (Serpent God) as His vehicle. Adi Sesha is the seat on which Lord Sriman Narayana rests in his abode Sri Vaikunta
Bala Tripura Sundari Alankaram
Parvathi devi will adorn the Bala Tripura Sundari Alankaram this evening. Bala Tripurasundari, Kumarika ('the magnificent Goddess') or simply Bala ('child') is the daughter of the Hindu goddess Tripura Sundari, the consort of Lord Kameshwara. She was born from the Goddess and Sri Kameshwara.
|Friday, October 12||Hamsa Vahana Seva
On the fourth evening, the Lord is taken out in a procession around the temple on Hamsa (Swan)as His vehicle. Hamsa or Swan means pure. Hamsa is believed to have a high intellectual capability and can distinguish good from bad.
During the evening, Parvathi devi will be dressed as Gayatri Devi. Gayatri is the personified form of popular Gayatri Mantra, a hymn from Vedic texts. She is also known as Savitri and Vedamata (mother of vedas). Gayatri is often associated with Savitri, a solar deity in the vedas. Gayatri is the consort of Lord Brahma in Puranic concepts. Gayatri devi is the consort of Shiva, in his highest form of Sadasiva with five heads and ten hands.
|Saturday, October 13||Kalpavruksha Vahana Seva
On the fifth evening, Lord Sri Venkateswara is taken out in a procession around the temple decorated as Sarva Bhoopala on Kalpavruksha as His vehicle signifying that HE is the Lord of Lords and the giver of boons to His devotees and fulfills their wishes.
Parvathi devi will take the form of Annapurneshwari. Annapurna is the goddess of food and nourishment. Worship and offering of food is highly praised and therefore, the goddess Annapurna is regarded as a popular deity. She is an avatar (form) of Parvati.
|Sunday, October 14||Garuda Vahana Seva
On the sixth evening, the Lord is taken out in a procession around the temple specially decorated with his main devotee and main vehicle Garuda - the king of birds as His vehicle. It is believed and said that it is highly meritorious and mukhya pradhanam to have darshan of the Lord seated on Garuda, the vahana of Lord Vishnu.
This evening alankaram to Parvathi devi is Kamakshi Alankaram. Goddess Kamakshi is the form of Parvati or the Universal Mother Goddess. The main abode of Kamakshi is Kanchipuram. Goddess Kamakshi is considered to be the representation of Shri Vidya - Shri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari who reigns supreme in Kanchi. The image of the goddess has been carved out of a Salagrama shila and the Meru in the temple is also made of Salagrama, believed to be consecrated by sage Durvasa, one of the renowned Shrividya upasakas. Kanchi is one of the most powerful pithas.
|Monday, October 15||Hanumath Vahana Seva
On the seventh evening, the Lord is taken around the temple in a procession on Lord Hanuman as His vehicle. Lord Hanunam is the personification of the most devoted and self less service to the Lord is His avatar as Sri Rama in Treta yuga.
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning. She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively. The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a Goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained significant as a Goddess from the Vedic period through modern times of Hindu traditions.
|Tuesday, October 16||Gaja Vahana Seva
On the eight evening, the Lord is taken on a procession around the temple in Gaja (Elephant) or Airavatha as His vehicle. We find in Srimad Bhagavatham (Gajendra Moksham), the Lord instantly coming to the rescue of Gajendra and get his relieved from the clutches of a crocodile.
Vana Durga Alankaram
Parvathi devi is dressed up as Vana Durga this evening. Vana Durga is a manifestation of Parvathi Devi.
|Wednesday, October 17||Ratha Vahana Seva
On the ninth day, Lord Venkateswara is taken in a procession along with His consorts seated on a fully decorated chariot pulled by the devotees with the chanting of Govinda Namasmarana. It is believed and said that those who witness the Lord seated on the chariot during Rathotsavam will NOT be reborn.
Maha Kali Procession & Alankaram
Maha Kali as Mahishasura Mardhini (slayer of Mahishasura demon) is taken in an procession around the temple this evening. Maha Kali is another of Maa Durga. Maha Kali is one of the ten Mahavidyas. Kali's earliest appearance is that of a destroyer of evil forces. She is also seen as divine protector and the one who bestows moksha, or liberation. Kali is often portrayed standing or dancing on her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, who lies calm and prostrate beneath her.
|Thursday, October 18||Aswa Vahana Seva
On the tenth and final evening, the Lord is taken out around the temple in a procession on the Aswa (Horse) vahana. Aswa symbolizes the forthcoming Kalki avatar. Lord assumed the form of a horse head during the avatar as Hayagreeva.
Raja Rajeswari Alankaram
Raja Rajeswari is one of the most divine forms of Parvathi devi.