Teppotsavam in Tirumala from 5th to 9th March

Tirumala, 03 Mar 20: The annual five day Teppotsavams in Tirumala will be observed from March 5 to 9 in a grand manner in Swami Pushkarini.

Every year during Phalguna Ekadasi, this float festival commences and is celebrated on a grand scale in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of Chaitra (March-April) and concludes on Phalguna Pournami day on March 9.

On the first day, Lord Sri Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana Swamy takes celestial ride on the finely decked float in Swamy Pushkarini.
On the second day, Lord Sri Krishna flanked by Rukmini Devi are offered puja and taken for pleasure ride on float for three rounds.
During the remaining three days beginning with Trayodasi and ending with Pournami, Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi are taken out for a ride in the temple tank.
On the third day, there will be three rounds followed by five rounds and on the final day, the utsava murthis will be taken out for pleasure ride on the impressively decorated float for seven rounds. 
The pilgrims throng in huge numbers to see the grandeur of the deities on this particular day since, the charm of full moon is an added attraction to the divine beauty of the deities.
TTD has cancelled Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva on March 5 and 6 and Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva on March 7, 8 and 9. 
POURNAMI GARUDA SEVA CANCELLED                                             
In view of the float festival, TTD has also cancelled Pournami Garuda Seva on March 9.

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