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Vasanthotsavam 2025 at Tirupati Balaji Temple – Vasantotsav in Chaitra Month

Vasanthotsavam is an annual festival held in Chaitra month (March – April) at the famous Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple. Vasantotsava 2025 date is from April 10 to April 12. The festival is held from Chaitra Shukla Paksha Trayodashi to Chaitra Purnima as per traditional Hindu calendar and Panchangam followed by Tirupati Venkateswara Temple. The Vasanthotsavam was started in 1360 AD as per the temple records. Vasantha means ‘spring’ and utsavam means ‘festival’. The festival is held at the Vaibhavotsava Mandapam. Snapana Thirumanjanam Abhishekam (Holy bathing) is performed to the utsava murthy of Venkateshwara and his consorts on all the three days. On the third day, abhishekam is performed to the murtis of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman along with Krishna and Rukmini. Procession of the consecrated murtis are taken in a procession in the evening on all the three days. The Tirupati Balaji Temple complex and it surroundings are well decorated with lights, flower