Shri Padmavati Ammavari Kartika Brahmotsavam at Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple near Tirupati

Shri Padmavati Ammavaru Kartika Brahmotsavam is observed in Kartik Month. Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple at Triuchanur is dedicated to Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara. The temple is around 5 km from Tirupati Balaji Temple. Goddess Parmavati is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

The important rituals during the Brahmotsavam are Gaja Vahanam, Golden Chariot and Rathotsavam.

Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi, who was offended at Lord Vishnu forgiving Bhrigu Maharshi who had kicked Him, arrived at the netherworld and remained there for 12 years immersed in a holy pond. In the 13th year, in the month of Kartik (October – November) Goddess Lakshmi reappeared on a Golden Lotus here at the temple.

There is a popular belief that a visit to Tirupati Temple is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.

During the Kartika Brahmotsavam at the temple, Goddess Parmavati is taken around the temple in Vahanas or vehicle.

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