The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have decided to organize the annual Brahmotsavam at the Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple from May 18th in ‘ekantham’ (private) in view of the rise in coronavirus infection. For the same reason, the devotees were not allowed to take part in the festival last year.
The nine-day festival begins with the hoisting of the holy flag during Dhwajarohanam on May 18th. The Ankurarpanam will be performed the evening before (May 17th).
The main events of the festival are Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam (May 21), Mohini Avataram and Garuda Seva (May 22), Vasanthotsavam (May 23), Surya Prabha and Chandra Prabha Vahanams (May 24), Rathotsavam (May 25 ) and Chakra Snanam (May 26th).
The rituals will be performed in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, TTD officials said.