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Magical Musical Night at Annamacharya Kala Mandiram

The denizens were captivated with the Annamacharya Sankeertana musical fest held at Annamacharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on a pleasant evening on Sunday.

The ongoing 616th Annamacharya Jayanti celebrations witnessed a devotional musical fiesta by the 13th Generation of saint poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya clanDr Sri Leela and Sri Hayagriva Narayanacharyulu who rendered some popular Sankeertans of Annamacharya including Indariki Abhayambu... Piluvare Krishnuni... Shobhaname Shobhaname... and many more in a melodious manner.

Later upcoming young talented musician from Hyderabad Sri Srinivasa Sharma and his team presented soul-touching Sankeertans of the saint poet which captivated the audience in devotional waves.

He rendered Palu Vicharamulela... Matsya Koorma...
and his own composed philosophical Sankeertan of Annamacharya, Konuta Negganamu...
Enta Matramuna...
Rajeeva Netraya... and a few more in a mellifluous manner.

Annamacharya Project Director Dr Vibhishana Sharma and others were present.

Karvetinagaram Annual Fest from 29th May to 6th June

The annual Brahmotsavam of Karvetinagaram Sri Venugopalaswamy is scheduled from May 29 to June 6 with Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam on May 21 and Ankurarpanam on May 28.

The Vahana sevas in Sri Rukmini Satyabhama sameta Sri Venugopalaswamy temple in Karvetinagaram will be observed at 7.30 am to 9.30 am and again from 7 pm to 9 pm during Brahmotsavams.

Pushpa yagam will be performed on June 7 from 1.30 pm to 3.30pm. 

By paying Rs.750/- Grihastas can participate in Kalyanatsavam on June 1. On June 2 Garuda Seva will be observed in the evening while Radhotsavam on June 5.

During Brahmotsavams, devotional music, cultural programs, bhajans and kolatams will be organized daily under the auspices of TTD Hindu Dharmaprachara Parishad and Annamacharya projects.

Hanuman Jayanthi at Akasaganga Anjana Devi Balanjaneya Swamy Vari Tempole

TTD is gearing up to observe Hanuman Jayanti in a grand manner at Anjanadri Akasa Ganga temple and Japali Theertham with a series of devotional and spiritual programs from June 1 to 5.

As part of this, conduct of special abhishekam to Sri Balanjaneya Swamy and Sri Anjana Devi at Akasa Ganga on these five days and mass chanting of Hanuman Chalisa in Japali Theertham have been planned by TTD.


At Sri Anjanadevi-Sri Balanjaneya Swamy temple at Anjanadri Akasa Ganga, there will be Abhishekam from 8.30am to 10am on these five days. On first day i.e on June 1 there will be a grand abhishekam to the deities with Jasmine(Mallelu) flowers, on June 2 with Betel (Tamalapakulu) leaves, on June 8 with Red Nerium (Ganneru) and Crossandra (Kanakambaram) flowers, on fourth day with Crysanthemum(Chamanti) and on final day with Sindhuram (Bixa Orellana).

While doing Abhishekam, Sahasra Namarchana of Sri Anjaneya will be chanted by the Vedic Pundits.

At 10am there will be Avataraghatta Pravachanam at Akasa Ganga.


Everyday there will be Mass Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa by Dasa Sahitya Project between 2pm to 3pm.

Besides, on June 1 there will be Harikatha Parayanam and on June rendition of Annamacharya Sankeertans by  Annamacharya Project, on June 3 Purandhara Dasa Sankeertans, on June 4 Bhajana by Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad and on June 5 Harikatha by Annamacharya Project artistes.

Every day, in the evening between 4pm and 5pm, there will be dance programmes by the students of SV College of Music and Dance.

Besides the above programs, at Nada Neerajanam platform, everyday there will be Pravachanam by eminent Vedic scholars on Sri Hanumad Jananam and other interesting topics related to Sri Hanuman on these five days between 3pm and 4pm.

Annamacharya Taught Equality Through Sankeertans

The Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya preached equality and propagated all are equal before the Almighty, said Annamacharya Project Director Dr Vibhishana Sharma.

Speaking during the 616th Annamacharya Jayanti celebrations held at Annamacharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on Sunday he delivered his talk on Annamaiah Yoga Sankeertans.

Renowned scholars Sri Gouripeddi Venkata Shankara Bhagavan spoke on Annamaiah Sankeertans - Bhagavat Gita Prabhavam, while Prof. Sarvottama Rao on Annamaiah Srinivasuni Abhisheka Sankeertans.

Earlier, Smt Suseela team from Tirupati rendered Bhakti Sangeet.


Annamacharya Sankeertans Enthralls

As part of the 616th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Thallapaka Annamacharya, the musical night enthralled the audience with notable Sankeertans.

Some renowned numbers like Srimannarayana....., Ananda Sagaram meede Nee Deham...., Deva Devam Bhaje rendered by Smt Manda Sudharani and her troupe from Visakhapatnam impressed the Musical lovers of Tirupati who thronged Annamacharya Kalamandiram on Saturday evening.

Annamacharya Project Director Dr. Vibhishana Sharma, VGO Sri. Balireddy, Program Assistant Smt. Kokila and others participated in this program.

Annual Vasanthotsavam in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Vari Temple

The three-day annual Vasanthotsavams in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple in Srinivasa Mangapuram will be observed from May 27 to 29.

Snapana Tirumanjanam will be performed to the Utsava deities every day from 2pm to 4pm while on the second day that is on May 28, the procession of Swarnaratham will be observed between 6pm and 7pm.

The Grihastha devotees can pay Rs.516/- per ticket on which two persons will be allowed.

TTD has cancelled Arjita Sevas owing to this festival on these three days.

Special devotional cultural programmes by HDPP and Annamacharya projects of TTD have also been organised.

TTD Arranges Free Buses to Transport Pilglrims from Octopus Circle to Sila Toranam

The summer vacation rush coupled with the week end is continuing in Tirumala on Saturday as serpentine queue lines are spread up to Batagangamma temple.

TTD has made elaborate arrangements in outside queue lines for the benefit of the devotees. From Octopus Circle to Krishna Teja Circle, TTD has set up 27 water distribution points and four Annaprasadam distribution points besides 25 vigilance guards and three sevaks at each point in each shift have been posted to offer services to the multitude of visiting pilgrims.

In the last ten days time, around 2.60lakh pilgrims trekked Alipiri and Srivari Mettu footpaths alone and had darshan of Srivaru. By 5pm statistics on Saturday, 46,486 pilgrims had darshan.

For the benefit of devotees, TTD has operated free buses to transport devotees who are entering the queue lines at Octopus circle to Silatoranam circle much to their comfort and appreciation under the supervision of vigilance authorities.

Supply of Annaprasadam and water at MTVAC, outside queue lines, food courts etc. in Tirumala were the order of the day.

Senior officers supervised the facilities to the devotees round the clock and ensured smooth arrangements.

June Month Events inTirumala

The following events are lined up in the month of June in Tirumala.

June 1-5: Hanuman Jayanti celebrations at Akasa Ganga Anjanadri-Balanjaneya Swamy temple

June 2 : Mahi Jayanti

June 19-21: Annual Abhidhyeyaka or Jyesthabhishekam 

June 20: Sri Nadhamuni Varsha Tiru Nakshatrotsavam

June 22: Pournami Garuda Seva

Annamaiah Telugu Literature was Simple Yet Elegant - Scholars

Telugu Padakavita Pitamaha, Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya used simple yet elegant words which were easily understandable to even a common man so that the essence in the sankeertans penned by him could easily reach everyone, said Acharya Rani Sadashivamurthy, Vice-Chancellor of SV Veda University.

Chairing the ongoing literary sessions as part of the 616th Birth Anniversary celebration of the Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya at the Annamacharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on Saturday he said that Sri Thallapaka Annamayya wrote thousands of sankeertans on Sri Venkateswara with Telugu words that were popular at that time.

Along with him, renowned scholars including Dr Dakshinamurthy, Smt Sridevi spoke on various topics like Annmacharya-Pada Soundaryam, Annmaiah-Samskrita Sankeertanalu, Annmaiah - -Sukti Vaibhavam.

Later Sri Chandrasekhar team from Tirupati rendered Harikatha.

Annamacharya Project Director Dr Vibhishana Sharma, Sub-editor Dr Narasimhacharyulu, Program Assistant Smt Kokila and others were present.


Chakrasnanam of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Held

On Friday, the last day of the annual Brahmotsavam of Tirupati Sri Govindarajaswamy, Chakrasnanam was held in grandeur. 

Sri Govindaraja Swamy along with His Consorts reached Sri Kapilatheertham Pushkarini - the Alwar Theertham.

After the Snapana Tirumanjanam, a grand Chakrasnanam was performed.  

In the evening, the deities reached the Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple.

Tirumala Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamy, Sri Sri Chinna jeer Swamy, Deputy EO of the temple Smt Shanti, Superintendent Sri Mohan Rao, other dignitaries and a large number of devotees participated in this program.

Vasanthotsavam Concludes

The three-day annual Vasanthotsavam in Sri Padmavati Ammavaru temple at Tiruchanoor concluded on a grand religious note on Friday evening.

In the evening Maha Purnahuti will be rendered after the celestial Tiruveedhi Utsavam.

JEO (H&E) Smt Goutami, DyEO Sri Govindarajan and others were present.

Priya Sisters Magical Voice Allures the Audience

The melodious notes emanated from the golden voices of the renowned Carnatic music sisters duo, the Priya Sisters touched the artistic souls of audience with their unique Sankeertans.

Shanmukha Priya and Hari Priya with their supporting instrumental artists presented before the audience a galaxy of new songs penned by Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya on the occasion of the 616th Jayanti fete of Annamacharya held at Annamacharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on Friday evening.

JEO for Health and Education Smt  Goutami felicitated the artists, Annamacharya successors and released a couple of books penned by Prof. Sarvottama Rao on the occasion.

She said the richness of Annamacharya Sankeertans lies in its dialect that which could easily reach every common man. That is why even after six centuries, Annamacharya Sankeertans are admired by every one and it is nice to note that Priya Sisters have acquainted us with a new set of Annamacharya Sankeertans today, she added.

While the sisters duo rendered impeccable Sankeertans like 

Melukonave Neelamegha Varnuda

Aṇurēṇu paripūrṇamainā rūpamu...

Vāḍala vāḍala veṇṭa vasantamu...

Matsya kūrma varāha manuṣya Simha vāmanā ichcharāma rāma rāma hita bud'dhi kalki 

Kalige nidē nāku kaivalyamu...

Ō pavanātmaja ō ghanuḍā...

and many more mesmerizing the denizens.

Annamacharya Project Director Dr Vibhishana Sharma, SVETA and Vengamamba project Director Sri Subramanyam Reddy, VGO Sri Bali Reddy, large number of music lovers were present.

TTD Cancels VIP Break Till 30th June

With the summer vacation pilgrim rush reaching its peak, TTD has cancelled VIP break darshan on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays till June 30.

As the darshan timings for sarva darshan pilgrims are already taking nearly 30-40 hours, in view of larger interests of common pilgrims, TTD has taken this decision. As such no recommendation letters will be received for VIP break darshan.

The devotees are requested to make note of this and co-operate with TTD.

Dhwajavarohanam Marks the Conclusion of Annual Fest

The annual Brahmotsavam in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple came to a grand conclusion with Dhwajavarohanam on Friday night.

The sacred Garuda flag was lowered amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by priests thanking all deities of different worlds for participating and making the event a grand success.

FACAO Sri Balaji, DyEO Smt Shanti and others were present.

Telugu Padakavita Pitamaha isAnnamaiah - Scholars

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya is the great grandfather of Telugu Literature, scholars advocated univocally.

On the second day of the ongoing Annamacharya 616th Birth Anniversary fete at Annamacharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on Friday scholars Dr Rama Surya Narayana, Dr Malaya Vasini, Dr Katyayani Vidmahe, spoke on Tallapaka Kavulu-Pada Kavitwam, Annamacharya Keertans, his life style etc.

In the evening there will be a musical fiesta by Priya Sisters of Chennai.

Dr Vibhishana Sharma, Director of the Annamacharya Project was also present.

Nammalwar Sathumora Held

One among 12 Sri Vaishnava Alwars, Sri Nammalwar Sattumora was solemnly performed on Friday in Nammalwar Sannidhi at the Alwar Theertham in Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple in Tirupati.  

This ancient and historical temple is 1500 years old.  It appears from the inscriptions that when Bhagavad Sri Ramanujacharya first came to Tirupati, he visited this temple and stayed here for a year.  

The priests said that they used to spend time and study the Ramayana at the Alipiri Padala Mandapam. 

The temple enshrines idols of Nammalwar, Thirumangai Alwar, Bhagavad Ramanujua and Thiruvarangattu Amudanar.

Tirumala Sri Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamy, Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy and other officials and devotees participated in this program.