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

Friday, August 26, 2011

Indira Ekadasi Vrat Katha – The story of Indira Ekadashi Fasting


Indira Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of September/October. The Indira Ekadasi Vrat Katha is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana. The story of this Ekadashi fasting was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna. This Ekadasi falls during the Pitru Paksha Shradh period and therefore observing it is considered apt for redemption of sins of one’s own and that of forefathers.


Once there lived a powerful, honest and popular king named Indrasena. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Once Sage Narada visited King Indrasena and mentioned about his visit to the abode of Lord Yama, the Hindu God of death.


At the abode of Lord Yama, Sage Narada found the father of King Indrasena. He had not got moksha and was living in the house of Yamraj. The father of Indrasena asked Sage Narada to ask his son to observe Indira Ekadasi so that he will escape from the house of Yama and attain Moksha and reach the feet of Lord Vishnu.


Indrasena immediately agreed to observe Indira Ekadasi for his father and asked Sage Narada to guide him in observing the Ekadasi fasting. Sage Narada explained to the King on how to observe Indira Ekadasi.


The day before Ekadasi one should perform Shradh rites and rituals for dead ancestors and parents. On the day one should only take a single meal.


On the Ekadasi day it is a complete fast. At noon, one should pray for the wellbeing of the ancestors and for their souls to rest in peace. Devotees do not sleep during the night and stay awake by chanting prayers or listening to stories of Lord Vishnu.


The next day after morning prayers, the fast is broken by eating with family members.


As a result of observing Indira Ekadasi, father of King Indrasena got Moksha and reached the abode of Lord Vishnu.

Indira Ekadasi is on September 23,2011


Indira Ekadashi occurs during the waning phase of moon in the month of Ashwin (September – October) in traditional North Indian calendar. In 2011, Indira Ekadasi is on September 23. The importance of Indira Ekadasi is described in the Brahmavaivarta Purana and was described by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira. It is believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in removing the sins committed by oneself and one’s forefathers. The Ekadasi falls during the Pitru Paksh Shradh period in North India. Ekadashi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Legend has it that King Indrasena on Narada Muni’s advice observed Indira Ekadasi and saved his father from the remorse of sins committed during earthly life.
Indira Ekadasi falls during the Pitru Paksh Shradh period in North India.
Prayers and rituals are performed in the name of forefathers and dead relatives on the day before Indira Ekadasi. A single meal is only eaten on the day before Ekadashi. A complete fast is observed on the Indira Ekadashi day by staunch devotees. In the afternoon on the Ekadasi day, some people perform rituals dedicated to the dead.

Story of Parsava Parivartini Ekadashi - Parivartini Ekadasi Vrat Katha



The Parsava Parivartini Ekadasi observed during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadra month is associated with incarnation of Lord Vamana of Lord Vishnu and also with sleep of Vishnu during Chatur Mas period. Parivartini Ekadasi Vrat Katha (Story) extols the glory of the legendary King Bali.
King Bali was popular on earth for his honesty, compassion, justice and there was all-round prosperity in his kingdom. He made the utopia a reality. Although born into a family of Demons, King Bali was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.
His glory and power made Indra (the lord of Demi Gods) weak. Soon King Bali overthrew Indra and took over the heavenly kingdom. Indra took refuge at the feet of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu took the form of Vamana – a dwarf Brahmin and went to thepalace of King Bali who was conducting a huge Yajna. King Bali was distributing gifts to all gathered there and the young Vamana asked for three steps of land.
King Bali thought that three steps of land was too little and asked the young Brahman to ask for something more. But Vamana was adamant and he wanted only three steps of land. King Bali agreed and asked him to take three steps of land wherever he wanted.
Suddenly, Lord Vamana grew in gigantic proportions and those stood there could no longer see the face of Vamana Deva. In one step, Lord Vamana measured the heaven and in another step earth and there was no place to keep the third step. King Bali readily bowed his head and asked Lord Vamana to place the third step on this head. King Bali was thus pushed to the netherworld.
Satisfied with King Bali’s devotion, Lord Vishnu blessed him that he will live constantly with King Bali. The popular belief is that Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana lives in the abode of King Bali.

Parsava Parivartini Ekadasi or Jayanti Ekadashi ,September 8 2011



Parsava Parivartini Ekadasi is one among the numerous names of the Ekadashi fasting observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month (August – September). Parsava Parivartini Ekadasi 2011 date is September 8. It is called Parsava Parivartini because Lord Vishnu who is sleeping during the Dakshinayana period turns from left side to right side. This Ekadasi is also known as Jayanti Ekadashi.
Bhadrapad or Bhadra month falls during the Dakshinayana Punyakala and is also the second month in during the Chatur Mas period. Popular belief is that the period of Dakshinayana is the night time of Gods. Lord Vishnu is believed to be sleeping during the period.
The Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu is believed to have appeared on this day. This Ekadasi is also therefore known as Vaman Ekadasi.
In Gujarat, Parsava Parivartini Ekadasi is observed as Jal Zilani Ekadasi.
Those observe partial Ekadasi fasting on the day as usual skip food items made of grains and rice. Some people opt for complete fast.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

108 Names of Lord Krishna



Om Sri krsnaya Namah
Om Kamala nathaya Namah
Om Vasudevaya Namah
Om Sanatanaya Namah
Om Vasudevatmajaya Namah
Om Punyaya Namah
Om Lila-manusa vigrahaya Namah
Om Srivatsa kaustubha dharaya Namah
Om Yasoda vatsalaya Namah
Om Haraye Namah
Om Caturbhujatta cakrasigada sankhambujayudhaya Namah
Om Devaki nandanaya Namah
Om Drisaya Namah
Om Dandagopa priyatmajaya Namah
Om Yamuna vega samharine Namah
Om Dalabhadra priyanujaya Namah
Om Putana jivita haraya Namah
Om Sakatasura bhanjanaya Namah
Om Nandavraja jananandine Namah
Om Sachiidananda vigrahaya Namah
Om Navanita viliptangaya Namah
Om Navanita nataya Namah
Om Anaghaya Namah
Om Navanita navaharaya Namah
Om Mucukunda prasadakaya Namah
Om Sodasastri sahasresaya Namah
Om Tribhangi madhurakrtaye Namah
Om Sukavag amrtabdhindave Namah
Om Govindaya Namah
Om Yoginam pataye Namah
Om Vatsapalana sancarine Namah
Om Anantaya Namah
Om Dhenukasura mardanaya Namah
Om Trnikrta trnavartaya Namah
Om Yamalarjuna bhajanaya Namah
Om Uttalatala bhetre Namah
Om Tamala syamalakrtaye Namah
Om Gopa gopisvaraya Namah
Om Yogine Namah
Om Kotisurya sama prabhaya Namah
Om Ilapataye Namah
Om Parasmai jyotise Namah
Om Yadavendraya Namah
Om Yadu dvahaya Namah
Om Vanamaline Namah
Om Pita vasase Namah
Om Parijatapaharakaya Namah
Om Govardhanacaloddhartre Namah
Om Gopalaya Namah
Om Sarva palakaya Namah
Om Ajaya Namah
Om Niranjanaya Namah
Om Kama janakaya Namah
Om Kanja locanaya Namah
Om Madhughne Namah
Om Mathura nathaya Namah
Om Dvaraka nayakaya Namah
Om Baline Namah
Om Vrndavananta sancarine Namah
Om Tulasi dama bhusanaya Namah
Om Syamantaka maner hartre Namah
Om Nara narayanatmakaya Namah
Om Kubjakrstambara dharaya Namah
Om Mayine Namah
Om Parama purusaya Namah
Om Mustikasura canura malla yuddha visaradaya Namah
Om Samsara vairine Namah
Om Kamsaraye Namah
Om Muraraye Namah
Om Narakantakaya Namah
Om Anadi brahmacarine Namah
Om Krsnavyasana karsakaya Namah
Om Sisupala siras chetre Namah
Om Duryodhana kulantakaya Namah
Om Vidurakrura varadaya Namah
Om Visvarupa pradarsakaya Namah
Om Satya vace Namah
Om Satya sankalpaya Namah
Om Satyabhama rataya Namah
Om Jayine Namah
Om Subhadra purvajaya Namah
Om Visnave Namah
Om Bhisma mukti pradayakaya Namah
Om Jagad gurave Namah
Om Jagannathaya Namah
Om Venu nada saradaya Namah
Om Vrsabhasura vidhvamsine Namah
Om Banasura karantakaya Namah
Om Yudhisthira pratisthatre Namah
Om Barhi varhavatamsakaya Namah
Om Parthasarathaye Namah
Om Avyaktaya Namah
Om Gitamrta mahodadhaye Namah
Om Kaliya phani manikya ranjita sri padambujaya Namah
Om Damodaraya Namah
Om Yajna bhoktre Namah
Om Danavendra vinasakaya Namah
Om Narayanaya Namah
Om Para brahmane Namah
Om Pannagasana vahanaya Namah
Om Jala kridasamasakta gopi vastrapaharakaya Namah
Om Punya slokaya Namah
Om Tirtha karaya Namah
Om Veda vedyaya Namah
Om Daya nidhaye Namah
Om Sarva bhutatmakaya Namah
Om Sarvagraha rupine Namah
Om Paratparaya Namah

Vasudeva Sutam Devam, Kansa Chaanuuramardanam
Devakii Paramaanandam Krishhnam Vande Jagad Gurum

CELEBRATION OF GO POOJA MAHOTSAVAM IN S.V.GO SAMRAKSHANA SHALA


Sri Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami,was celebrated with all religious fervor and devotion in the TTD.

Sri L.V.Subramanyam,I.A.S, Executive Officer TTDs performed "GO-POOJA" in connection with Gokulastami in the premises of TTDs S.V.GoSamprakshana Shala, Tirupati on Monday morning.Director S.V.GoSamrakshana Shala Dr.K.Haranath Reddy and devotees took part.

Speaking on the occasion Sri Subramanyam said that Lord SriKrishna is today one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Hindu Gods who was worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu.    

He said the cow was worshipped for its multi farious social relevance on the occasion of Srikrishna Janmasthami. “We all should promote cow  rearing and worship as a basic tenet of righteous living and also practice of co-existence of man and animals “, he added.

The TTD managed a massive go-shala in Tirumala with over 1050 animals whose produce was used in holy rituals and other activities at Srivari Tenmple and other locations.


Friday, August 19, 2011

TTD SPECIFIED AUTHORITY MEET









 
The Specified Authority (SA) which met for the ninth time in Annamaiah Bhavan at Tirumala on Thursday under the chairmanship of Sri J.Satyanarayana has taken some important decisions. The member of the SA and the TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam and Joint EO of TTD Sri KS Srinivasa Raju also took part in the SA meeting.

Some of the important decisions:

1. HMDA(Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority) will give a detail priliminary master plan report in three months which includes the geographical limitations and boundaries of Tirumala. Simultaneously they will also study the Divya Bharati project-a spiritual project mulled by TTD. The SA opinioned that this report will be useful to develop Tirumala for next three decades as the existing masterplan of Tirumala was designed in 1976 as per the requirements of pilgrim rush during those days which will not suffice the present day situation.

2. The bulk booking arjitha seva ticket holders which were cancelled by TTD will be issued under current booking from 1st of November. TTD has already sent notices to the bulk booking arjitha seva grihastas to report on the previous day before 8pm or their tickets will be cancelled. These tickets will be issued to the common pilgrims under current booking.

3. SA also approved for the scientific preservation of copper plates which contains 12thousand odd songs penned by Saint Poet Annamacharya. TTD has also decided to popularise these songs with pictorial depiction of these songs in Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi languages apart from Telugu by creating an exclusive Annamaiah Gallery in the museum.

4. 46 Dharma Pracharaks and 12 Dharma Vistaraks will be appointed exclusively to take up Hindu Dharma Prachara in all the 23 districts( with two members of Dharma Pracharaks each) and in Harijans and Girijan areas respectively.

5. Kalyanotsavam in Swati Nakshatra at Tarigonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple every month.

6. 320 private security guards have been selected and they will be given exclusive training in the security management of Tirumala temple.

7. Bypass road from GNC tollgate upto the RTC garage behind Panchajanyam Guest House to avoid traffic congestion in Tirumala.

8. Upgradation of CRO with 20 more counters with modern equipment to avoid waiting hours of pilgrims for accommodation booking at a cost of Rs.1.33cr which will be inaugurated during the first week of September.

Later the Chairman of Specified Authority along with TTD EO and JEO inaugurated the renovated publications stall opposite Tirumala shrine on Thursday evening.

TTD CHAIRMAN LAID FOUNDATION STONE FOR KALYANOTSAVA MANDAPAM




Sri J.Sathyanarayana, Chairman, Specified Authority TTD  todays laid Foundation stone for construction of Kalyana Mandapam at Peddapanduru Village, Varadayapalem Mandal in Chittoor Dist.
This Kalyanotsava Mandapam built at a cost of Rs. 20 Lakhs will be  a great asset to the village for conduction of community programs like Weddings,  felicitations and other  religious and dharmic  activities.
Speaking on the ocassion Sri Satyanarayana said  the TTD had taken up the  program of building  Kalyana Mandapams as part of  its  campaign to  propagate Sanatana Hindu dharma  and also provide  succor to the Bhajan and other  religious activities.
Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, Sri Ramachandra Reddy, Supdt Engineer and others were present on the ocassion.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM IN SRI PADMAVATHI AMMAVARI TEMPLE, TIRUCHANUR





Varalakshmi Vratham was performed in a grand manner at Asthana Mandapam near Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur near Tirupati on Friday morning.

Later in the evening the processional deity of Goddess Padmavathi is taken out in a procession atop GOLDEN CHARIOT around four mada street of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanur.


Friday, August 12, 2011

THREE DAY ANNUAL PAVITHROTSAVAM CONCLUDES WITH PURNAHUTHI


On the concluding of the three day Annual Pavithrotsavam snapana Tirumanajanam (celestial bath) was performed to the processional diety of Lord Malayappaswamy along with His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi at Samapangi prakaram inside Sri vari Temple, Tirumala on thursday. Later in the evening Temple Priest performed Purnahuthi in connection with Pavithrotsavam at Sampangi Prakaram inside Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala from 7PM to 9PM on Thursday.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SPOKEN SANSKRIT CLASSES IN ALL TTD RUN VEDIC INSTITUTIONS FOR EVERY SIX MONTHS

To rejuvinate our Culture, rebuild our Nation and  revolutionize the World, revival of Sanskrit is the need of hour, strongly opinioned, Sri LV Subramanyam, the TTD Executive Officer.

Addressing the valedictory function of the 10-day Spoken Sanskrit workshop organised by Sanskrita Bharati in TTD-run Dharmagiri Vedapathasala at Tirumala on Wednesday he said the entire vedic studies are scripted in this divine, classical language of Hinduism, which is often considered to be the oldest and the most systematic language in the world. He complimented Chilkur Balaji Temple's Dr.MV Sounder Rajan  and also the organiser and President of Sanskrita Bharati Purvandhra Wing Sri Dorbala Prabhakara Sharma for their initiative in conducting ten-day workshop in spoken sanskrit. The EO also said, TTD will henceforth organise such workshops for every six months to inculcate the habit of spoken sanskrit among the Vedic students.

He appreciated the students who performed stage acts in Sanskrit on various social subjects like Farming, Law and Order, Jewelry-vegetable-cloth business etc. He called upon the students to learn the language with dedication to bring back past glory to the "Mother of Languages".    He said, Sanskrit is built on a basis of Vedic and the Prakrits, but has a much more complex grammar.   It has an immense vocabulary and a very adaptable grammar ,   so that words can be grouped together to express any nuance of an idea. "One can easily learn English but should totally involve oneself to learn Sanskrit. The  long philosophical and grammatical tradition that has continued to exist with undiminished vigor until the present century is the beauty of the divine language. To continue its legacy to future generations every child studying in TTD run vedic institutions should master in spoken language which will be helpful not only for them but also for the future of the country", he maintained.

The meeting was also attended by Higher Vedic Studies project officer, Sri Sriramamurthy, Vedapathasala Principal Sri Avadhani, renowned sanskrit scholars Sri Tirumalacharya, Sri Kripalu, Sri Narasimhcharya, Sri Subramanya Sharma, staff and students.

SECOND DAY ANNUAL PAVITHROTSAVAM AT TIRUMALA


On the Second day of Ongoing Three day Annual  Pavithrotsavam , Pavithras, the garlands made from special thread are taken in a procession and used to decorate Lord Malayappa swami and his consorts in Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on Wednesday morning.
 



Earlier the Temple Priests performed Snapana Tirumanajanam (Celestial Bath) to the processional deity of Lord Malayappaswamy and His consorts at Sampangi Prakaram inside Sri Vari Temple.

NARAYANAGIRI CHATRASTHAPANOTSAVAM PERFORMED AT TIRUMALA

The celestial ritual of Narayanagiri Chatrasthapanotsavam has been performed with religious fervour at Tirumala on Wednesday.

According to temple legend Narayanagiri happens to be the highest peak in the Seshachalam ranges and it is believed that Lord Venkateswara first stepped his feet on this holy hill. Even after several centuries "Srivari Padalu", (holy feet of Lord Venkateshwara) will be clearly seen on this gigantic peak. To appease the wind god Lord Varuna, it being the highest peak, TTD has been performing this Chatrasthapanotsavam since several decades where in a holy umbrella will be kept near the Srivari Padalu. The temple priests performed special pujas and later offered prasadams to the devotees.

TTD Specified Authority Chiarman Sri J.Sathyanarayana, TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam, Joint EO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju, CVSO Sri MK Singh, Temple Deputy EO Sri Muni Rathnam Reddy, Peishkar Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai, Parupattedar Sri Keshava Raju and others were also present.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM 2011


ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM ANKURARPANAM 28 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 1st DAY 29 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 2nd 30 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 3rd DAY 01 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 4th DAY 02 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (GARUDA SEVA) 5th DAY 03 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 6th DAY 04 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 7th DAY 05 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (RATHOTSAVAM)" 8th DAY 06 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (CHAKRASNANAM)" 9th DAY 07 October 2011

Brahmotsavam 2011Tirumala dates


ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM ANKURARPANAM 28 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 1st DAY 29 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 2nd 30 September 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 3rd DAY 01 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 4th DAY 02 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (GARUDA SEVA) 5th DAY 03 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 6th DAY 04 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM 7th DAY 05 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (RATHOTSAVAM)" 8th DAY 06 October 2011

ANNUAL BRAHMOTASAVAM (CHAKRASNANAM)" 9th DAY 07 October 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

DHYANA MANDIR SOON AT VENGAMAMBA BRINDAVAN IN TIRUMALA

As a mark of respect to the great saint poetess Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba who dedicated her life in the service of Lord Venkateswara, TTD will soon construct a Dhyana Mandir at Vengamamba Brindavan in Tirumala as a tribute to her commendable services said TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam.

After paying floral tributes to Tarigonda Vengamamba at her Brindavan in Tirumala on the occasion of 194th Death Anniversary of the saint poetess on Sunday, EO told media persons, Vengamamba not only blessed her life in the service of Lord but also served the mankind by commencing Mass Free Annadanam at Tirumala and became "Divine Mother", he added.

"So we have named our New Annadanam Complex after her as she pioneered the cause of free annadanam to visiting pilgrims to Tirumala", the EO maintained. "TTD has also taken over the Nrisimha Swamy temple at Tarigonda village, the native place of Saint Poetess in Chittoor district and developed the temple also. Apart from this we have also constructed a Kalyana Mandapam in Tarigonda and organising spiritual programmes. It is a welcoming aspect to see that the popularity of the great saint poetess has been slowly spreading among the devotees also", the EO said.

Later the EO released a book "Nitya Stotravali", a compilation of devotional songs from all the literary works of Vengamamba penned by Tarigonda Vengamamba Vangmaya Project special officer, Sri KJ Krishna Murthy.

CVSO Sri MK Singh, SE II Sri Ramesh Reddy, Garden Superintendent Sri Srinivas, Health Officer Sri Bhishmaiah Naidu, Annamacharya Project In-charge Director Sri PR Ananda Teerthacharyulu and others were also present.

Pavitrotsavam 2011 in Tirumala

Pavitrotsavam or Shravana Pavitrotsav is held in TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam) Venkateshwara Temple from August 8 to August 11 in 2011. Pavitrotsavam in Shravana masam is held for four days. During the celebrations of Pavitrotsavam, many pujas and sevas are performed to Lord Venkateshwara. During the first 3 days of Pavitrotsavam there will be no Arjitha Sevas. Schedule of Pavitrotsavam 2011 in Tirumala Tirupati Temple 8 August 2011, Pavitrotsavam Ankurarpana 9 August 2011, Pavitra Prathishta 10 August 2011, Pavitra Samarpana 11 August 2011, Purnahuthi It is to be noted that Pavitrotsavam is also celebrated during Kartika Masam (October – November). Annual or Varshika Brahmotsavalu is held in Ashwayuja masam (September – October). Brahmotsavalu coincides with Durga Navaratri puja celebrations. TTD Annual Navaratri Brahmotasvam 2011 starts on the first day of Navratri.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

DIAL YOUR EO PROGRAMME - MORE TASTIER MENU AT ANNADANAM BEFORE BRAHMOTSAVAMS-TTD EO


The TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam hinted out at the introduction tastier menu at new Annadanam complex in Tirumala for the pilgrims before the commencement of annual brahmotsavams this year.

He made this announcement while attending the calls of pilgrims in the monthly "Dial You EO" programme held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday. Answering to the suggestion of a pilgrim Suresh Babu from Hyderabad to look in to the issue of changing the menu being served at Annadanam complex the EO said, TTD is already on the job and the pilgrims will enjoy the new delicacies before Brahmotsavams.

Reacting to the complaint raised by the caller Manjula from Chikbalapur the EO directed the health department officials to instruct the hotliers along the foot path route to maintain hyiegene and cleanliness in their premises.

Answering callers Narendra from Vijayawada, Seshadri from Hyderabad, Murti from Konduru he said TTD is continuously exploring ways and means to provide a hassle free darshan in the temple. "We are sketching out a new hassle-free darshan plan with which we can minimise the push and pull by the scouts", EO assured.

Reacting to the callers Sudhir from Bangalore and Madhavi from Hyderabad the EO said, steps will be taken immediately to streamline the security check at Srivari Mettu foot path route.

Answering the query of Ramakrishna a caller from Visakhapatnam the EO said, the TTD management will definitely look in to arranging a separate queue line for on line and advanced reservation pilgrims at Srinivasam Complex in Tirupati.

Welcoming the suggestion of Suresh Kumar from Hyderabad the EO said, so far there is no provision for cancellation of online tickets. But we will definitely look in to the suggestion", he added.

Earlier before the commencement of the programme, the EO addressing pilgrims said, TTD has successfully implemented current booking of arjitha seva tickets through electroninc lottery dip system. He also appealed the pilgrims to co-operate with TTD while security check is underway at Alipiri toll gate. He said the Srimad Bhagatham copies penned by great poet Bammera Potha are ready for sales. As a measure to control increasing pollution in Tirumala, TTD will hence forth strictly observe traffic regulations in the Lord's abode, said EO.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

wish happy krishnashtami 2011







Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Divine Flute Music of Lord Krishna

TTD COMMENCES ARJITHA SEVA TICKETS FOR COMMONERS THROUGH RANDOM DIP SYSTEM

The issuance of much awaited arjitha seva tickets for common pilgrims like Thomala, Archana, Abhishekam and Vastram tickets under current booking commenced on August 1 evening in the presence of TTD Tirumala Joint EO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju.

Speaking on the occasion, the JEO complimented the winners of the thomala and archana seva tickets and at the same time urged the pilgrims who did not win the tickets not to get disappointed or dejected. He said TTD will continue this new dip system of issuing arjitha seva tickets for about a month and will continue after seeing the response from the pilgrims. "In future we are contemplating to use the same mechanism even to allot seva duties to Srivari Sevaks", he added.

Adding further he said from Tuesday (August 2) onwards, the pilgrims can enroll their names from 11am to 5pm. "At 5.01pm, in the presence of either temple Dy.E.O or Arjitham AEO the dip process will be carried out. The pilgrims (winners) can take the tickets till 8.00pm and after that their opportunity is said to be forfeited", he added.

Meanwhile on Monday evening over 231 pilgrims enrolled their names for available 14 thomala and 10 archana tickets at the current booking counter between 6.00pm to 6.30pm at Vijaya Bank near Central Reception Office(CRO) in Tirumala. For thomala dip.no.157-Mr.Devaraj and for Archana dip no.117-Smt.Ganga won the first tickets.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TODAY TIRUMALA TEMPLE PROGRAMME


Tuesday, August 2, 2011 

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Important Hindu Festivals August 2011

August 1, 2011 – Shravan Somvar Vrat
August 1 – Sindhura Dooj
August 2 – Hariyali Teej
August 2 – Madhusrava Teej
August 3 – Durva Ganapati Vrat
August 4 – Nag Panchami
August 5 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
August 6 – Tulsi Das Jayanti
August 8 – Shravan Somvar Vrat
August 9 – Mangala Gouri Vrat
August 9 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi
August 11 – Pradosh Fasting
August 12 – Varalakshmi Vritham
August 13 – Shravan Purnima – Full moon day
August 13 – Raksha Bandhan
August 13 – Nariyali Purnima
August 13 – Rig Upakarma
August 13 – Yajur Upakarma
August 13 – Avani Avittam
August 13 – Hayagriva Jayanti
August 14 – Gayatri Japam
August 14 – Bhadrapad Month begins in North India
August 15 – Ashunya Shayan Vrat
August 16 – Kajari Teej
August 17 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 17 – Chinga Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
August 18 – Aavani Month begins in Tamil Calendar
August 19 – Bhadra Month begins in Bengali Calendar
August 20 – Hal Sashti
August 21 – Sri Krishna Jayanti in South and Western parts of India
August 22 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami in North India
August 22 – Dahi Handi and Gopala Kala
August 23 – Goga Navami
August 25 – Ekadasi Fasting
August 26 – Pradosh Fasting
August 28 – Amavasya begins
August 29 – Amavasya ends – Somvati Amavasya
August 30 – Bhadrapad month begins in Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat
August 31 – Sam Pancham – Sama Upakarma
August 31 – Swarna Gouri Vrat

Aja or Annada Ekadasi Vrat Katha And Story of Aja and Annada Ekadashi


Aja, or Annada Ekadasi, is observed during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapad in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is the Krishna Paksha of Shravan month. Aja Ekadasi Vrat Katha was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna. The story of Annada Ekadashi is associated with the famous king Harischandra.
King Harischandra was famous for his truthfulness and honesty. Once Sage Vashista praised the truthfulness of Raja Harischandra but Sage Vishwamitra was not ready to accept it and he decides to test King Harischandra. Vishwamitra vows to prove that Harischandra also lies.
As a result of Vishwamitra’s tests, King Harischandra had to give up his kingdom and family and had to take refuge in Kashi. He becomes an undertaker in Kashi. But never lies. He always upheld truthfulness and proper code of conduct.
One day the great sage Guatama met King Harischandra and the king narrated his sad tale to him. Sage Gautama advised King Harischandra to observe Aja Ekadasi which has the power to remove all sins.
The King observed Aja Ekadasi and continued his firm faith in truthfulness.
Soon Sage Vishwamitra accepts his defeat and restores the kingdom, half of his power and all the glory to Harischandra. By the power of observing Aja Ekadasi, the King also got back his wife and his dead son became alive.
King Harischandra ruled the kingdom for several years and finally got Moksha and reached the Vaikunta all with the influence of observing Aja Ekadashi.

Aja Ekadasi or Ananda Ekadashi August 25 ,2011


Annada Ekadashi or Ajaa Ekadasi falls in waning phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September) according to Hindi Hindu Calendar. In 2011, the date of Ajaa or Anada Ekadasi is August 25. The importance of this Ekadasi was mentioned by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira and is found in the Brahmavaivarta Purana. It is believed that a person who observes this Ekadashi becomes free from the reactions of his/her sinful activities.
Legend has it that the great King Harishchandra got back his kingdom, wife and dead son after performing the Ananda or Aja Ekadashi. It was Gautama Muni who asked Harishchandra to observe the Annada Ekadasi so that he will be able to overcome all the difficulties in life. The king got back all that he had lost and was able to rule his kingdom without any difficulties.
It is said that whoever fasts on this Ekadasi is surely freed from all the sins. There are no separate rules for fasting on the day. Rice and grains are avoided on the day.

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