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Brahmotsavam September 2007

The annual Srivari Brahmotsavam festival celebrated in Tirumala Tirupati will be held from September 15 to September 23 in 2007. It must be noted that this year there is an Adhika Masam and therefore there will be two Brahmotsavams – the Srivari (Salakatla) Brahmotsavams and the Navratri Brahmotsavams. The nine-day Brahmotsavam of Lord Venkateswara is expected to attract millions of devotees. Below is the usual schedule followed during the Brahmotsavam festivals in Tirupati. On the preceding day of the first day of Lord Balaji Brahmotsavam, the Ankurarpana and Senadhipati Utsavam will be celebrated. This year it is on September 14th 2007.On September 15th – Brahmotsavam Day One morning, Dhwajarohana (flat hoisting) will be conducted by hoisting the Garuda dhwaja, a flag with the emblem of a black garuda (eagle). This is held near the Srivari Alaya Dhwajasthambham. At night, the procession of Lord Venkateswara around the four streets of the main temple on the Pedda Seshavahana. The Ped…

Sayings of Swami Vivekananda

No one should be judged by their defects. The great virtues a person has are his or her especially. But their errors are the common weakness of humanity and should never be counted in estimating a person’s character.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.
Swami Vivekananda

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