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Raghavendra Swamy Jayanti 2025 – Vardhanti of Sri Rayaru - Birth Anniversary of Guru Raghavendra in 2025

Shri Raghavendra Swamy, the 16th century saint and Guru, advocated Vaishnavism and popularized the Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya. Guru Raghavendra Swamy Jayanti (birthday or Vardhanti) 2025 date is March 6. Sri Rayaru has massive following in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The birth anniversary is observed around the world by the followers of the Guru.

The main celebrations known as Sri Raghavendra Guru Vaibhavotsava celebrations is held at Mantralaya.

On the occasion of Sri Raghavendra Swamigalavara Vardhanti Utsava, TTD officials bring Srivari Vastram from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Sri Mutt officials welcome Srivari Vastram as per tradition. This Vastram is offered to Sri Rayaru. 

Vardhanti of Sri Rayaru is observed on the seventh day during the Shukla Paksha of Phalguna Masa as per traditional calendar followed in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Chanting of the mantra associated with Sri Raghavendra on the day is considered highly auspicious.

Various organizations attached to Sri Raghavendra Swamigal organize satsangs and other programs on the day.

Performing Annadanam (food donation), helping the needy, feeding animals, giving water to animals and birds are started by people on the day.