Ugadi Festival at Tirumala Tirupati Temple

The annual Ugadi Asthanam will be conducted in Tirupati Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on April 7, 2008. Ugadhi, Telugu and Kannada New Year, is on April 7.

On Ugadi day, special rituals such as procession of Visesha Nuthana Vasthram around Vimana Prakaram and Dwja Stambham to Sannidhi and its adornment to Moolavarlu and Asthanam at Bangaru Vakili will take place between 7A.M to 9A.M.

There will be a special Panchanga Sravanam session (predictions for the coming year) on April 7.

After the completion of Sahasra Deepalankara Seva, the Lord will be taken out in procession around four mada streets at 6 P.M on Ugadi day.

In view of Ugadi Asthanam, Arjitha sevas such as Thomala, Archana, Visesha Puja, Astadala Pada Padmaradhana Seva, Kalynotsavam, Unjal Seva and Vasanthotsavam are cancelled.

Howevern Sahasra Deepalankara Seva will be performed for which payments will be accepted. Sarva Darshanam will commence at 9.AM on April 7.

Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be conducted in Sri Vari Temple on April 1. In view of Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam, Astadala Pada Padmaradhana Seva will be performed as Ekantham. Sarva Darshanam will commence by 1300hrs on April 1.

(Source TTD press release)