Thiruchanoor Sri Padmavathi Thayar Karthiga Brahmotsavam


Karthiga Brahmotsavam at Thiruchanoor is scheduled is one of the most important utsavams. Devotees participate in large numbers to get Thayar’s anugraham during this utsavam. This year (Vijaya Varusham), Brahmotsavam is scheduled to commence on November 28, 2013 (Thursday) with Ankurarpana and Senadhipati (Vishvaksenar) Utsavam. On the following day, Dwajarohanam will take place marking the first day of Brahmotsavam (November 29, 2013). The 9-day utsavam will conclude on December 7, 2013. Some of the important utsavams are Garuda Sevai on December 4, 2013; Rathotsavam on December 6, 2013: and Panchami Theertham on December 7, 2013.  On the concluding day, the Padmasarovaram, the temple tank in the abode of Goddess Padmavati, turns into a sea of devotees with tens of thousands of pilgrims hailing from across the country participating in Panchami Theertham. The religious occasion of Panchami Theertham marks the auspicious birth day and celebration of the manifestation of Sri Padmavati Devi in a Golden Lotus in Padma Sarovaram on Sukla Panchami of Karthiga month.

The following is the detailed Brahmotsava schedule as well as some of the photographs from Panchami Theerthavari of last year’s Brahmotsavam…

Day/Date Morning Evening
November 28, 2013
First: November 29, 2013 Dwajarohanam Chinna Sesha Vahanam
Second: November 30, 2013
Pedda Sesha Vahanam
Hamsa Vahanam
Third: December 1, 2013 Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam Simha Vahanam
Fourth: December 2 2013 Kalpavriksha Vahanam Hanumantha Vahanam
Fifth: December 3, 2013 Pallaki Utsavam Vasanthotsavam, Gaja Vahanam
Sixth: December 4, 2013 Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam Golden Chariot, Garuda Seva
Seventh: December 5, 2013 Suryaprabha Vahanam Chandraprabha Vahanam
Eighth: December 6, 2013 Rathotsavam Aswa Vahanam
Ninth: December 7, 2013 Pallaki Utsavam, Panchami Theertham Dwajavarohanam



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