June 2011 ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
!!! Lord Venkateswara staying in Tirumala Vaikuntam !!! Govinda Narayana Srinivasa Parandhama Pahimam Pahimam!!!.
!!! Chant Govindaa! Govindaa!! Govinda!!! Edukondalavadaa Venkataramanaa Govindaa Govinda!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DONATION OF RENAULT FLUENCE CAR TO LORD VENKATESWARA



Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Joint Executive Officer, TTD Tml received a RENAULT FLUENCE  Car  from Sri Bhanu Prakash Reddy on behalf  of Renault Company in front  of Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on Sunday morning.
The approx cost  of the vehicle is Rs.15 Lakhs.

TTD EO REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRESIDENT OF INDIA VISIT



  • EO Reviews  arrangements for President of India visit on July 7
  • District and TTD officials attend 
  • President Smt Pratibha Patil  to inaugurate  Annadanam complex
The TTD Executive officer Sri LV Subramanyam on Tuesday reviewed the elaborate arrangements  with TTD and district officials  on the scheduled visit of President of India Her Excellency Pratibha Devisingh Patil to the temple town of Tirumala  on July 7.
In this connection he inspected the ongoing works at the  new Annadanam complex along with district collector Sri Solomon Arogyaraj, Tirupati Urban district SP Sri Prabhakar Rao, Joint collector Sri Vijaya Mohan.
The president will inaugurate the Annadanam complex built at a cost of  Rs 33 crore and also launch the new  Roti making machines with a capacity of 1000  rotis  per hour.
Later speaking to media persons the EO said the new complex has four big dining halls with a capacity to serve over 4000 pilgrims in a single sitting. "We have also installed the statue of Vakula Mata in the temple kitchen", he added.
Elaborating further he said, "According to Hindu Dharma, usually before eating food, we recite Annapurneshwari sloka in the new annadanam complex we plan introduce this practice. We will also put up    posters and writings on the walls and at vantage points    in several languages appealing to devotees to not    waste food and also explain the significance of    Annadana so that the pilgrims and staff will not waste the food unnecessarily", he added.
He said, Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba was an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara and pioneered the cause of free food serving in the 19th century and stood as fountain head of inspiration to others. "As a tribute to this great devotee and human being, the new annadanam complex has been named after her ", he said.

SRINIVASA KALYANAM HELD WITH POMP AND DIETY AT THIRUCHIRAPALLI




Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer has taken part in the celestial wedding of Sri Lord Venkateswara at Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu on June 26, 2011. Addressing the huge gathering the EO said that The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has been conducting such Srinivasa Kalyanam’s since 2007 in all premier towns and cities of the country with a mission to facilitate the divine darshan and all pervading blessings of Lord Venkateswara on all. He said that The very purpose of Srinivasa Kalyanam is
  • To promote Sanata Dharma among all sections of society
  • To conduct the rituals in the same procedures as at Srivari Temple at Tirumala
  • To provide the opportunity to poor, sick and physically challenged persons who can not visit Tirumala.
  • To spread the glory and holiness of darshan of Lord Venkateswara among devotees.
As part of its mission to promote Hindu Dharma the TTD has taken up conduction of Govinda Kalyanams for benefit of tribals living in remote tribal and hilly areas. During such ceremonies the TTD also conducted medical camps providing free health checkups, free medicines and consultations to the sick tribals besides providing them devotional literature. So far TTD has conducted Srinivasa Kalyanams in nearly 80 towns and cities of the country including national capital and metros he added.
Further he said The TTD has also launched the ‘Lok Kalyana raths’ to all nook and corners of the country to provide the devotees an opportunity to view the daily rituals at the Srivari Temple as they were performed at Srivari Temple in Tirumala
He told a good news for the devotees of Tamil Nadu that The TTD is making all out efforts to launch the Tamil Channel of Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) in time in a few months to reach the message of Bhakti and Lord Venkateswara’s message in their local language up to their doorstep. He is confident that the Tamil channel will also get the same level of support and patronage of its sister channel in Telugu (SVBC-Telugu) by all the devotees of Lord Venkateshwara.
Later the Temple priests of Lord Venkateswara performed the celestial wedding of Lord Perumal with religious fervor.
He thanked Sri Ranga Seva Trust, the organizers of the Srinivasa Kalyanam in Tiruchi for making the celestial wedding a grand success.
Prof. Kasi Venkat Reddy, Secretary HDPP,Sri E.Ma.Masanamuthu, I.P.S. Commissioner of Police (I.G), Tiruchy and large number of devotees participated.
Om Namo Venkateshaya

Monday, June 27, 2011

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in July 2011


July 1, 2011 – Amavasya – No moon day
July 2 – Ashada month begins in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat
July 3 – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra
July 6 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
July 7 – Vivaswat Puja (Surya Puja)
July 7 – Aani Uthiram in Tamil Calendar
July 8 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Puja
July 9 – Bhadali Navami
July 10 – Ulto Rath at Puri Jagannath Temple
July 11 – Hari Shayani Ekadasi Vrat
July 11 – Pandarpur Yatra
July 11 – Chatur Masa Vrat Begins
June 12 – Pradosh Vrat
July 14 – Purnima Vrat
July 14 – Shirdi Saibaba Ashada Purnima Utsav begins
July 15 – Purnima – Full moon day – Guru Purnima – Vyasa Puja
July 16 – Shravan Month begins in North India
July 17 – Kark Sankranti – Dakshinayana Begins
July 17 – Aadi Month begins in Tamil Calendar
July 17 – Karkidakam month begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
July 18 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
July 18 – Shraban month begins in Bengali Calendar
July 18 – First Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India
July 19 – First Mangala Gauri Vrat in North India
July 23 – Kalashtami – Kher Puja in Tripura
July 25 – Second Sravan Somvar Vrat in North India
July 26 – Kamda Ekadasi Vrat
July 26 – Second Mangala Gauri Vrat in North India
July 28 – Pradosh Vrat
July 29 – Monthly Shivratri Fasting
July 30 – Amavasya – No moon day
July 30 – Aadi Amavasi in Tamil Calendar
July 30 – Karkidaka Vavu Bali in Kerala.
July 31 – Shravan month begins Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat

Significance of The Ekadashi


Ekadashi is mentioned in a number of Puranas. It is associated with Lord Vishnu and ‘Haribhakti Vilas’ talks in detail about its importance. Today, in Hindu religion Ekadasi has come to mean a day to fast. It falls on the 11th day of every lunar fortnight and thus there are two Ekadashi in a month. It is also known as ‘Harivasara’ and ‘Hari din.’ Several Puranas including Padma Purana and Skanda Purana detail about the significance of Ekadeshi.
How to fast on Ekadashi?
How to observe ‘Ekadashi’ is clearly mentioned in ‘Harivasara.’ In modern day, many people will find it difficult to observe it in its entire strictness. But there are a large number of people who observe it. And there are numerous observations on what food one can have? There are also regional variations to the way in which the Ekadasi is observed.
The preparation starts on Dasami day – a day before Ekadashi. The person observing Ekadashi should wake up early in the morning on Dasami day and should take bath and perform other daily routines. The person should mentally prepare for the Ekadashi. He/She should only have one meal on the Dasami day and should avoid salt. Alcohol, non-vegetarian food and sex should be avoided. Some Puranas say ‘dal’ and ‘honey’ should be avoided on Dasami day.
The next day, that is the Ekadashi day, is meant for total fasting. Praying to Vishnu is the order of the day. Some people avoid sleep during Ekadashi night and they hear religious discourses and perform ‘Arati.’ But many people today will not be able to stay awake the entire night due to work pressure etc.
The next day on Dwadasi – that is the day after Ekadeshi – the same routine done on Dasami is followed. Overeating should be avoided on Dwadasi day. Puranas state that one should not take pride in observing Ekadashi. The food on Dwadasi should be cooked in one’s house.
It is good to go on fast once in a while as it recuperates the body. Ekadashi observance cleans our body and the digestive organs get much needed rest.
Those people suffering from ailments and on medications should take the advice of a doctor before fasting. Never torture your body in the name of religion. There is nothing wrong in having fruits or milk. And you can bring a certain amount of flexibility in the way it is observed.

Significance of the Vaikunta Ekadasi


Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi. Next Vaikunta Ekadasi date is December 17, 2010.
The significance of Vaikunta Ekadasi can be traced back to the Padma Purana. The Purana indicates that Lord Vishnu took the form of ‘Ekadasi’ – female energy – to kill demon Muran. This happened during the month of Margazhi. Impressed by ‘Ekadasi,’ Lord Vishnu told her that whoever worships him on this day will reach ‘Vaikunta’ (heaven).
Like all Ekadasi days, devotees fast on this day and observe vigil the whole night. Some people indulge in meditation, Japa and singing of Hari Kirtan. Rice is avoided during ekadashi days as it is believed that the demon Mura finds a dwelling in the rice eaten on Ekadasi day.
It is widely believed that the gates to the heaven open - the Gate of Vaikuntha - on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day. It is one of the most auspicious days in Lord Vishnu Temples in South India.
The ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven’ is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.
Vaikunta Ekadasi occurs in December or early January.

Deva Sayani Ekadasi Vrat Katha – Dev Sayani Ekadashi Story


Devasayani Ekadashi Vrat Katha, or the story associated with Deva Sayni, was first narrated by Lord Brahma to Narada. The story was later told to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana.
Legend has it that once there lived a pious King named Mandata and he ruled over a highly prosperous kingdom.
But the prosperity of the kingdom was once affected by lack of rain for three years. There was widespread famine the kingdom. No farming activity was taking place in the kingdom.
There is a popular belief that a kingdom suffers due to the sinful activity of the King. But King Mandata was not able to find what fault he had committed to invite the wrath of Narayana, who is believed to produce the rains.
The king decided to go on a journey and he met several holy men and discussed the problem but none of them offered any solutions. Finally, King Mandata met Sage Angira who suggested that the King should not worry about the reason for no rain but should try to find a solution to bring back the rains.
Sage Angira advised King Mandata to observe the Deva Sayani Ekadasi which falls during the Shukla Paksha of Ashada month. It has the power to the remove the sinful reactions.
King Mandata went back to the palace and he along with his family members and courtiers observed the Deva Sayani Ekadasi and soon the rains arrived. This also helped in regaining the lost glory of the Kingdom.

Ekadasi Food – What can be eaten on Ekadashi?


Ekadasi, or Ekadashi, is an important Upvaas (fast) dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Millions of Hindu devotees observe Ekadasi, which is considered highly auspicious by Lord Vishnu devotees. The traditional approach is to abstain from food completely on the day. But nowadays a complete fast is not possible for many people. Such people consume certain food items on the Ekadasi day and observe only a partial fast.
It is believed that demon Mura found a dwelling place in the rice and Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Ekadasi to annihilate Mura. Therefore devotees who fast on the Ekadashi day avoid food made from grains.
Many devotees due to several reasons – like health and job commitments – observe partial fast on the day. Such people avoid non-vegetarian and food items made from beans, pulses and grains, especially rice. The most preferred Ekadasi fasting food in western parts of India is Sabudana Khichadi with potatoes and ground nut - but no onion and garlic.
The food that can be consumed on the Ekadasi day includes fresh and dried fruits, milk products, vegetables and nuts.
As the list of Ekadasi food expands there will be new issues cropping up like – Are you sure this can be consumed on Ekadasi?
So the golden rule is avoid pulses and grains on Ekadasi.
Drink lots of water and eat fresh and dried fruits.
In Hinduism, Upvaas is meant to bring a person close to Brahman. So forget about the rules and regulations and what you are going to gain from the Ekadashi fast. Spend the day in purifying the mind and body.

Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method


Ekadasi is the name of the Goddess that arose from Lord Vishnu to defeat Demon Mura. Happy with her divine act, Lord Vishnu blessed her that anyone who observes Ekadasi fast will be freed of their sins and will attain Moksha.
Some people only take a single meal on the Dasami day, the day before Ekadasi.
Things needed for Ekadasi Puja and Prayer
A picture or photo or idol of Lord Vishnu
Fruits
Tulsi leaves (The tulsi leaves should not be picked on the day but on the previous day)
Yellow bananas
And other normal puja items

Observance


Wake up early in the morning. Take bath and offer prayers.
Perform a simple puja to Lord Vishnu at home by lighting a lamp and offering fruits and Tulsi leaves.
Pray or meditate for few minutes.
If there is a Vishnu temple nearby visit the temple and witness morning pujas and rituals.
Complete fast or Upavas on the day is the main observance.
Ekadasi Fasting
Fasting is for 24 hours. It is believed that a partial or total abstinence from food on Ekadasi is rewarded with bliss.
If you have any health problem or are taking medicines, please consult your doctor before deciding on fasting. You can also opt for a partial fast by avoiding food made of rice.
Do not eat food made from rice on Ekadashi.
Strictly avoid eating rice and grains, honey, meat and eating on a bell metal plate. Do not apply oil on the day. (What food can be eaten on Ekadasi for those observing partial fast?)
Those taking partial fast can consume fruits and milk.
Afternoon
Take bath and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu
Evening Prayers
Take a bath in the evening.
Repeat the morning puja to Vishnu
Visit Vishnu temple and witness the evening puja and rituals.
Prayers for Ekadashi
Vishnu Ashotharam
Vishnu Sahasranamam
Simple Chanting of – Om Namo Narayana
Or any prayers dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Sri Krishna

No Sleep of Keeping Vigil at Night
Staunch devotees who observe Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting do not sleep on the day. They spend the whole night at Vishnu temples or by singing prayers or listening stories dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
But those devotees who have health problems sleep at night. Those people who work, take rest at night and avoid keeping vigil at night
Next Day Morning
The fast is broken on the next day (Dwadashi) after taking bath. Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu by lighting a lamp and then you can break the fast.

Devshayani Ekadasi July 11, 2011, Monday


Ashadhi Ekadasi, or Ashada Devasayani Ekadashi, is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashada Month (June – July). In 2011, the date of Ashadhi Ekadasi is July 11. Pandarpur Yatra culminates on Ashadi Ekadasi and is of great importance in Maharashtra. The day is of a great significance at the Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur.
The Palaki of Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu, Palki of Sant Jnaneshwar from Alandi and numerous other Palaki (Palanquin) carrying the silver Padukas of various saints arrives at Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur on Ashadi Ekadasi after a 21-day journey. Lord Vithal is an incarnation of Lord Krishna and is a popular deity in Marathi culture.
The day is also of great importance in several other places. Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Devshayani Ekadasi.
Devasayani Ekadasi, also known as Sayana Ekadashi, occurs during the shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Ashada month (June – July). In 2011, the date of Devasayani Ekadasi is July 11. Devashayani Ekadasi is also known as Hari Sayan Ekadasi as it is believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep after this Ekadasi as it is the night of devas with the beginning of Dakshinayana. Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and falls on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu Calendar.
Devasayani Ekadashi is popularly known as Ashadi Ekadasi in Maharashtra and it marks the end of the Pandarpur Yatra. The Chaturmas (four Hindu holy months) and the Chaturmasa Vrata also begins in some regions on Sayana Ekadasi.
Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple.
The importance of Sayana Ekadasi was explained to Sage Narada by Lord Brahma. Lord Krishna narrated about the greatness of it to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas. The glory of Devasayani is mentioned in the Bhavisyottara Purana.
It is believed that those who observe this Ekadashi is blessed with peace and happiness. Even hearing about it is considered highly auspicious. Interestingly, Devasayani Ekadashi is observed as a mark of pure devotion and there is not desire or fulfillment of material gains.
Those who fast on the day do not eat rice or food prepared using rice. All the normal rituals associated with Ekadasi fasting is followed. Devout devotees of Vishnu start the preparation of Chaturmas Vrata from this day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Newly Designed Kiritam for LORD VENKATESHWARA...


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tirupatibalaji darshan live information


TODAY TIRUMALA TEMPLE PROGRAMME

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Morning
2.30 Suprabhatam
3.30 Thomala
4.30 Archana
5.30 Astadala Pada Padmaradhana
6.35 First Bell
7.30 Vip Break
8.30 Sarvadarshan ,Specialdarshan
Afternoon
12.00 kalyanostavam
1.00 Dolostavam
2.00 Arjithabramhostavam
Evening
3.00 vasanthosthavam
5.30 sahasradeepalankarana seva
6.00 ustavamoorthi coming in four mada street
Night
7.30 Naivedyam
8.30 Sarva darshan
1.00 Ekantha seva

UPCOMING FESTIVALS IN TIRUMALA

JYESTABHISHEKAM 1st DAY 13 JUNE 2011
JYESTABHISHEKAM 2nd DAY 14 JUNE 2011
JYESTABHISHEKAM 3rd DAY (CHANDRA GRAHANAM) 15 JUNE 2011
KOIL ALWAR THIRUMANJANAM 12 JULY 2011
ANIVARI ASTHANAM 17 JULY 2011
PAVITHROTHSAVAM ANKURARPANAM 08 AUGUST 2011
PAVITHROTHSAVAM 1ST DAY 09 AUGUST 2011
PAVITHROTHSAVAM 2nd DAY 10 AUGUST 2011
PAVITHROTHSAVAM 3rd DAY 11 AUGUST 2011
UTLU USTAVAM 22 AUGUST 2011 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

SRI VENKATESWARA STOTRAM

Kamalakucha Chochuka Kunkumatho Niyatharunitha Thula Neelathano
Kamalayatha Lochana Lokapathe Vijayeebhava Venkata Saila Pathe


Sacha Dhurmukha Shanmukha Panchamukha Pramuka Khila Daivatha Mouli Mane
Saranagatha Vathsala Saranidhe Paripalayamam Vrisha Saila Pathe


Athivela Thaya Thava Durvishahai Ranuvela Kruthairaparada Sathai
Paritham Thvaritham Vrisha Saila Pathe Paraya Krupaya Paripahi Hare


Adhi Venkata Saila Mudara Mather Janatha Bimatha Dhika Danarathath
Paradeva Thaya Gathi Than Nigamai Kamaladayithtan Na Param Kalaye


Kalavenu Rava Vasa Gopa Vadhu Sathakoti Vrithath Smara Koti Samath
Prathi Valla Vikabhimathath Sukhadhath Vasudeva Suthanna Paramkalaye


Abhi Rama Gunakara Dasarathe Jagadeka Danurdhara Dheeramathe
Raghunayaka Rama Ramesa Vibho Varadho Bhava Deva Daya Jaladhe


Avaneethanaya Kamaneeyakaram Rajaneechara Charu Mukhamburuham
Rajaneechara Raja Thamo Mihiram Mahaneeyamaham Raghuramamaye


Sumukham Suhrudam Sulabham Sukhadam Swanujam Cha Sukhayamamogh Saram
Apahaya Raghudwaha Manyamaham Na Kathnchana Kanchana Jathu Bhajee


Vinaa Venkatesham Nanatho Nanatha Sadaa Venkatesham Smarami Smarami
Hare Venkatesha Praseeda Praseeda Priyam Venkatesha Prayachha Prayachha


Aham Doorathasthe Padamboja Yugma Pranamechaya Gathya Sevam Karomi
Sakruthsevaya Nithyasevapalam Thvam Prayachha Prayachha Prabho Venkatesha


Agnanina Maya Doshaana Seshan Vihithan Hare Kshamasvathm Kshamasvathvam Seshasailasikhamane



YOGINI EKADASI JUNE 27 2011


The legend or story associated with Yogini Ekadasi or Yogini Ekadashi Vrat katha is mentioned in the Brahma Vivarta Purana. Yogini Ekadasi, observed on Krishna Paksh of Ashad month in North Indian Hindi calendars, is the most important Ekadashi vrat to get rid of diseases andailments.
Significance and importance of Yogini Ekadasi Vrata was narrated by Lord Sri Krishna to Yudhistira (Dharmaraj). Krishna told the story of Hemamali, a Yaksha who was working at Kubera, the King of Alakapuri. Hemamali was very much attracted towards his gorgeous wife, Swarupavati and neglected his daily duties that he was allocated to do for his master Kuber.
Hemamali’s daily work was to bring flowers from Manasarovar Lake. His master identified his carelessness towards his duties and asked one of his servants to go to his house and enquire.The servant went to Hemamali’s house and came to Kuber and informed that the reason of his negligence in his duties is his gorgeous wife. Kubera called Hemamali and cursed him to suffer from white leprosy and to separate from his wife. Thus Hemamali suffered from the terrible disease and separated from his wife.
When he met Sage Markandeya (Markandeya Maharshi), he suggested him to observe Yogini Ekadasi Vrata. Hemamali observed the fast on Ashadha Krishna Ekadasi and got rid of the dangerous infection and became a handsome Yaksha. He lived his rest of life happily with his wife.

VRAT: Yogini Ekadashi is observed on Ekadasi day in Krishna Paksha of Ashada maas in North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2011, yogini Ekadasi date is June 27. It falls in Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Ekadashi as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. It corresponds with Krishna Paksha of Ashada month of North Indian Hindi calendars.
On 26 June 2011, Yogini Ekadasi begins at 9.35 am and ends on 27 June 2011 at 11.14 am. Those who observe Yogini Ekadashi will be blessed with good health. Here you can read the legend  Yogini Ekadasi vrat katha.

LET US GET BLESSED IN THE DIVINE SERVICE OF LORD-NEW TTD EO's CALL TO EMPLOYEES


The New EO of TTD Sri LV Subramanyam called upon the employees for a team work to take the familiarity of the world's renowned temple to further new heights in future.
After taking the charges as new EO of TTD from his predecessor Sri IYR Krishna Rao in Srivari temple,  in his introductory meet with various department heads of TTD at Annamaiah Bhavan on Saturday  he said, getting an opportunity to work in TTD itself is a divine blessing. "Every employee has to utilise this rare opportunity and should render committed, selfless services to the visiting pilgrims. There are still thousands of families across the globe which are anxiously waiting to get a glimpse of Lord Venkateswara. Let us dedicate ourselves in providing better darshan and accommodation services to the pilgrims. Then only our lives will become blessed", he added.
He said he will continue some of the pro-pilgrim projects mulled by his predecessor Sri IYR Krishna Rao and complimented him for taking up various pro-pilgrim programmes during his tenure.
Both JEOs of TTD Sri KS Srinivasa Raju(Tirumala), Dr.N.Yuvraj(Tirupati), CVSO Sri MK Singh, special grade deputy EOs, other HODs and officials were present.
Earlier in the day, Sri LV Subramanyam tonsured his head in Kalyana Katta as an offering to lord and later visited Varaha Swamy temple. Then he had darshan through Vaikuntham Queue Complex - I. He took over the charges in Ranganayakula Mandapam at 10.15am from his predecessor Sri IYR Krishna Rao even as the veda pundits offered Vedasirvachanam. Later he had an introductory meet with TTD officials and media persons. Later he also took oath as member of TTD Specified Authority.
In the evening, the EO paved visit to Padmavathi temple and later went to his chambers in Tirupati administrative building.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

SRI VARI TEMPLE DOORS CLOSED IN VIEW OF LUNAR ECLIPSE


The temple doors of Sri Vari Temple closed by 6pm in Tirumala shirne in connection with lunar eclipse on Wednesday and will be reopened by 4.30am on Thursday. The temple priests will perform purification and other pujas and the common pilgrims will be allowed to sarvadarshan from 8am onwards on Thursday.

THREE DAY ANNUAL ABHIDEYAKA ABHISHEKAM CONCLUDES



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SRI IYR KRISHNA RAO ,EX-EO TTD


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

vajrakavacha dara govinda


15.06.2011 Srivari Arjithasevas preponed reporting timings


Suprabhatam - 1.00 AM
Thomala Seva - 2.00 AM
Archana Seva – 3.00 AM
( DUE TO CHANDRAGRAHANAM )
TEMPLE CLOSE EVENING 4.00PM & TEMPLE OPENS & DARSHAN WILL START FROM NEXT DAY MORNING

Sunday, June 12, 2011

koneru tirumala


Saturday, June 11, 2011

TIRUMALA TEMPLE


TIRUMALA TEMPLE BACK VIEW



Thursday, June 9, 2011

TIRUMALA TEMPLE FRONT VIEW



Padma Purana on the Appearance of Ekadashi


Many devotees are very inquisitive about the appearance of Sri Ekadasi and about her special characteristics. Therefore I am presenting this description from the fourteenth chapter of the Padma Purana, from the section entitled "Kriya-sagara-sara":

Once the great sage Jaimini Rishi said to his spiritual master Srila Vyasadeva, "Oh Gurudeva! Previously, by your mercy, you described to me the history of the glories of the Ganga river, the benefits of worshipping Vishnu, the giving of grains in charity, the giving of water in charity, and the magnanimity of drinking the water that has washed the feet of the brahmanas. O best of the sages, Sri Gurudeva, now, with great enthusiasm, I desire to hear the benefits of fasting on Ekadasi and the appearance of Ekadasi."
kasmad ekadasi jata tasyah ko va vidhir dvija
kada va kriyate kim va phalam kim va vadasva me

ka va pujyatama tatra devata sad-gunarnava
akurvatah syat ko dosa etan me vaktum arhasi

"Oh Gurudeva! When did Ekadasi take birth and from whom did she appear? What are the rules of fasting on Ekadasi? Please describe the benefits of following this vow and when it should be followed. Who is the utmost worshipable presiding deity of Sri Ekadasi? What are the faults in not following Ekadasi properly? Please bestow your mercy upon me and tell about these subjects, as you are the only personality able to do so."

Srila Vyasadeva, upon hearing this enquiry of Jaimini Rsi, became situated in transcendental bliss. "Oh brahmana sage Jaimini! The results of following Ekadasi can only be perfectly described by the Supreme Lord, Narayana, because Sri Narayana is the only personality capable of describing them in full. But I will give a very brief description in answer to your question."

"At the beginning of the material creation, the Supreme Lord created the moving and non-moving living entities within this world made of five gross material elements. Simultaneously, for the purpose of punishing the humans beings, He created a personality whose form was the embodiment of sin (Papa Purusha). The different limbs of this personality were constructed of the various sinful activities. His head head was made of the sin of murdering a brahmana, his two eyes were the form of the sin of drinking intoxicants, his mouth was made of the sin of stealing gold, his ears were the form of the sin of having illicit connection with the spiritual master's wife, his nose of the sin of killing one's wife, his arms the form of the sin of killing a cow, his neck made of the sin of stealing accumulated wealth, his chest of the sin of abortion, his lower chest of the sin of having sex with another's wife, his stomach of the sin of killing one's relatives, his navel of the sin of killing those who are dependent on him, his waist of the sin of self appraisal, his thighs of the sin of offending the guru, his genital of the sin of selling one's daughter, his buttocks of the sin of telling confidential matters, his feet of the sin of killing one's father, and his hair the form of lesser, less severe sinful activities. In this way, a horrible personality embodying all the sinful activities and vices was created. His bodily colour is black, and his eyes are yellow. He inflicts extreme misery upon sinful persons."

"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Vishnu, upon seeing this personality of sin, began to think to Himself as follows: 'I am the creator of the miseries and happiness for the living entities. I am their master because I have created this personality of sin, who gives distress to all dishonest, deceitful, and sinful persons. Now I must create someone who will control this personality.' At this time Sri Bhagavan created the personality known as Yamaraj and the different hellish planetary systems. Those living entities who are very sinful will be sent after death to Yamaraj, who will in turn, according to their sins, send them to a hellish region to suffer."

"After these adjustments had been made, the Supreme Lord, who is the giver of distress and happiness to the living entities, went to the house of Yamaraj, with the help of Garuda, the king of birds. When Yamaraj saw that Lord Vishnu had arrived, he immediately washed His feet and made an offering unto Him. He then had Him sit upon a golden throne. The Supreme Lord, Vishnu, became seated on the throne, whereupon He heard very loud crying sounds coming from the southern direction. He became surprised by this and thus enquired from Yamaraj, 'From where is this loud crying coming?'"

"Yamaraj in reply said, 'Oh Deva! The different living entities of the earthly planetary systems have fallen into the hellish regions. They are suffering extremely for their misdeeds. The horrible crying is because of suffering from the inflictions of their past bad karma (actions).'"

"After hearing this the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, went to the hellish region to the south. When the inhabitants saw who had come they began to cry even louder. The heart of the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, became filled with compassion. Lord Vishnu thought to Himself, 'I have created all this progeny, and it is because of Me that they are suffering.'"

Srila Vyasadeva continued: "Oh Jaimini, just listen to what the Supreme Lord did next.

etac canyac ca viprarse
vicintya karunamayah
babhuva sahasa tatra
svayam ekadasi tithih

"After the merciful Supreme Lord thought over what He had previously considered, He suddenly manifested from His own form the deity of the lunar day Ekadasi. Afterwards the different sinful living entities began to follow the vow of Ekadasi and were then elevated quickly to the abode of Vaikuntha. Oh my child Jaimini, therefore the lunar day of Ekadasi is the selfsame form of the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, and the Supersoul within the heart of the living entities. Sri Ekadasi is the utmost pious activity and is situated as the head among all vows."

"Following the ascension of Sri Ekadasi, that personality who is the form of the sinful activity gradually saw the influence she had. He approached Lord Vishnu with doubts in his heart and began offering many prayers, whereupon Lord Vishnu became very pleased and said, ' I have become very pleased by your nice offerings. What boon is it that you want?'

"The Papa Purusha replied, 'I am your created progeny, and it is through me that you wanted distress given to the living entities who are very sinful. But now, by the influence of Sri Ekadasi, I have become all but destroyed. Oh master! After I die all of Your parts and parcels who have accepted material bodies will become liberated and therefore return to the abode of Vaikuntha. If this liberation of all living entities takes place, then who will carry on Your activities? There will be no one to enact the pastimes in the earthly planetary systems! Oh Keshava! If You want these eternal pastimes to carry on, then You please save me from the fear of Ekadasi. No type of pious activity can bind me. But Ekadasi only, being Your own manifested form, can impede me. Out of fear of Sri Ekadasi I have fled and taken shelter of men; animals; insects; hills; trees; moving and non-moving living entities; rivers; oceans; forests; heavenly, earthly, and hellish planetary systems; demigods; and the Gandarvas. I cannot find a place where I can be free from fear of Sri Ekadasi. Oh my Master! I am a product of Your creation, so therefore very mercifully direct me to a place where I can reside fearlessly.'"

Srila Vyasadeva then said to Jaimini, "After saying this, the embodiment of all sinful activities (Papa Purusha) fell down at the feet of the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, who is the destroyer of all miseries and began to cry."

"After this, Lord Vishnu, observing the condition of the Papa Purusha with laughter, began to speak thus: 'Oh Papa Purusha! Rise up! Don't lament any longer. Just listen, and I'll tell you where you can stay on the auspicious lunar day of Ekadasi. On the day of Ekadasi, which is the benefactor of the three worlds, you can take shelter of foodstuff in the form of grains. There is no reason to worry about this any more, because My form as Sri Ekadasi Devi will no longer impede you.' After giving direction to the Papa Purusha, the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, disappeared and the Papa Purusha returned to the performance of his own activities.

"Therefore those persons who are serious about the ultimate benefit for the soul will never eat grains on the Ekadasi tithi. According to the instructions of Lord Vishnu, every kind of sinful activity that can be found in the material world takes its residence in this place of foodstuff (grain) on this day. Whoever follows Ekadasi is freed from all sins and never enters into hellish regions. If one doesn't follow Ekadasi because of illusion, he is still considered the utmost sinner. For every mouthful of grain that is eaten by a resident of the earthly region, one receives the effect of killing millions of brahmanas. It is definitely necessary that one give up eating grains on Ekadasi. I very strongly say again and again, 'On Ekadasi, don't eat grains, don't eat grains, don't eat grains!' Whether one be a ksatriya, vaisya, shudra, or of any family, he should follow the lunar day of Ekadasi. From this the perfection of varna and ashram will be attained. Especially since even if one by trickery follows Ekadasi, all of his sins become destroyed and he very easily attains the supreme goal, the abode of Vaikuntha."


Monday, June 6, 2011

Chandragrahanam temple closing time in Tirumala


15 June 2011 is chandragrahanam due to 15 june evening 5.00 PM to next day Morning 4.30 Am up to Temple Close  After Open the temple ,Temple cleaning sudhi Naivedhyam After Darshan Start 7.00 Am .

Friday, June 3, 2011

SriSheshaShaila sri venkatesha


SriSheshaShaila!
Suniketana! DivyaMoorte!
NarayanaAchyuta Hare
NalinayataAksha!
LeelaKatakshaParirakshitaSarvaLoka!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||1||
BrahmAadiVandita
PadaAmbuja
ShankhaPane
SrimatSudarshanaSushobitaDivyaHasta
KarunyaSagaraTaranga
SupunyaMoorte
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||2||
VedaAntVedya
BhawaSagaraKarnaDhara!
SriPadmanabha
KamalaArchitaPadaPadma!
LokAIkaPawana Paratpara
PapaHarin
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||3||
LakshmeePate
NigamaLakshya
NijaSwaroopa
KamAadiDoshaPariharitaBodhaDayin
DaityaAriMardana
Janardana Vasudeva
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||4||
TapaTraya Hara Vibho
RabhasanMurare
Samraksha Mam
Karunaya
SaraseeruhaAksha
Mat
ShishyamApyAnudinam
Pariraksha Vishno
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||5||
SriJataRoopa
NavaRatnaLasatKireeta!
KastoorikaTilakaShobhiLalataDesha!
RakendraVimbaVadanaAmbuja
VargjaAksha!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||6||
VandaruLokaVaradanaVachoVilasa!
RatnaAdhyaHaraParishobhitaKambuKantha!
KeyooraRatnaSuvibhasiDigAntarala!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||7||
DivyangadanchitaBhujaDwaya
MangalaAtman
KeyooraBhooshanaSushobitaDeerghaBaho
NagendraKankanaKaraDwaya!
Kamadayin!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||8||
Swamin
MahajanaNawaridhiMadhyaMagnam
MamuddharaAdya Kripaya
KarunaPayodhe!
Lakshmeem cha Dehi
Mama
DharmaSamriddhiHeto:
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||9||
DivyaAngaragaParicharchitaKomalaAnga
PeetaAmbarAavritaTano!
TarunarkaBhasa!
SatKanchanabhaParidhana
Supattabandha!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||10||
RatnaAdhya
DhamaSunibaddhaKatiPradesha
ManikyaDarpanaSusanNibhaJanuDesha
JanghaDwayena
ParimohitaSarvaloka
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||11||
LokAIkaPawana Paratpara
Papaharin
TwatPadaDarshanaDineshaMahaprasadat
Hardam Tamashcha
Sakalam Layamapa
Bhooman!
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||12||
KamAadiVairi NivahOpi
Shamam Prayata:
DaridryamApyApagatam
Sakalam Dayalo
Deenam cha Mam
SamAvalokya
DayardraDrishtya
SriVenkatesha Mama Dehi
Karawalambam||13||
SriVenkateshaPadaPankajaShatpadena
SrimanNrisimhaYatina
Rachitam Jagatyam
EtatPathanti Manuja:
PurushOttamAsya
Te Prapnuvanti Paramam
Padaweem Murare:||14||
||OM SAPTAGIRIVASAYA
VIDMAHE
SRINIVASAYA DHEEMAHI
TANNO VENKATESHA:
PRACHODAYAT||
yadAkshara pada
bhrashtam
matra hinam tu yad
bhawet
tat sarvam kshamyatam
Deva
NARAYANA Namostu Te
kayena vacha
manasendriyairVa
buddhyAatmanawa
prakirti swabhawat
karomi yat yat sakalam
parasmai
SRIMANNARAYANAYETI
Samarpayami
|| SAKALAM SRI
SRINIVASARPANAMASTU||

TTD EO INAUGURATES ROTI MACHINE ON TRIAL BASIS IN NEW ANNADANAM COMPLEX



The trial-run of new roti making machine at the upcoming new Annadanam Complex at Tirumala has been inaugurated by TTD EO Sri IYR Krishna Rao on Wednesday.
Later briefing the media persons, TTD EO said, "following the suggestion made by a devotee in the Dial Your Programme during last year, TTD has sent a team of its officials to Golden Temple at Amritsar to observe the roti machine. The new machine has been brought from Coimbattore which has the capacity to prepare 2000 rotis per hour. Today the rotis will be served in employees canteen and at Sri Padmavathi Guest House Canteen. But from tomorrow onwards, they will be served to pilgrims in the old annadanam complex along with rice", he added.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What is Chandra Grahan and how it occurs?


Here is the list of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse dates in 2010, 2011, and 2012. This list of Chandra Grahan (2010, 2011, 2012) is given including Rashi or zodiac sign in which Grahan will occur.

Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) is a stage of Moons cycle, where the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun. Lunar eclipse occurs at a moment when the Moon, Sun and Earth are absolutely aligned, or reach nearer, with the Earth in the middle of the three. Then the Moon comes across through some part of the Earths shadow and darkens the planet Moon. Usually, Lunar eclipse occurs on the Full Moon Day (Purnima).
Effects of Lunar Eclipse:
Usually, the Lunar Eclipse has been quoted as a bad omen. As per the Hindu astrology or mythology, Moon administrates the personal and domestic issues – the social and psychological behavior. Moon does not affect the administration part, rulers, politics or the government of a country or the society. Lunar Eclipse affects more on individual side.
Moon Cycle – Effects on Women and Domestic Side:
Lunar cycle predominantly impacts women and domestic issues. Only the private issues are affected with Chandra Grahan.

Buddha Jayanti 2011 03 June





After maha parinibbana of Gautama Buddha great disciples preserved Buddha word during 1st council,2nd council and 3rd council which was held during era of Asoka and the Buddhaword was spreaded to every direction with the purpose of giving the opportunity to people living in other countries to find the teachings of Buddha,which brought peace to India during Asoka era.The guidance received from king Asoka was followed later in other countries to preserve wisdom of Buddha revealed as four noble truths which the ultimate guide in all teachings of Buddha.

The Buddha Dhamma, pure word of the Buddha contained in Tripitaka which had been brought by our venerable Maha Sangha in Arya tradition for more than twenty centuries, was written in ola leaves at Aloka Vihara, Matale during the time of the King Valagamba. To mark the 2500th Buddha Jayanthi Celebrations these books were re-edited and translated into Sinhala from Pali language in 53 Volumes. This event marked a great memorable incident of the whole Buddhist world.

During this era the teachings of Buddha was used to build a community which is mainly based on five precepts.
In this era of 2555 Sambuddha Jayanthi the theme becomes spreading the peace and harmony among mankind and Global Vipassana Pagoda was built in india as a monument.



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