Type : Cultural
Month : September / October
Location : Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala Brahmotsavam is a Hindu festival celebrated annually at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology the history behind this Festival traces to Lord Brahma (Creator of universe). It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Sri Balaji on the banks of the holy Pushkarini in Tirupati. Lord Brahma wanted to thank Sri Balaji for Balaji’s protection of mankind
Thousands of devotees every year gather to witness this grand Festival, participate in the rituals, and receive the blessings of Sri Venkateswara swami. The complete 9 day Festival is a memorable experience for all tourists and devotees. The feeling of complete bliss and heavenly connect is often termed as “Vaikunth anubhav”.
On the first day of the Festival Garudadhwaja (flag with the emblem of a black garuda) is hoisted near the Srivari Alaya Dhwajasthambham. A procession then precedes of Lord Venkateswara on the Pedda Seshavahana proceeds around four streets of the main temple for two hours until midnight. Ankurarpana and Senadhipati Utsavam are celebrated on the day just before the first day of Brahmotsavam. In the Brahmotsav celebrations, the powerful snake transforms itself as the vehicle for god. The moral behind the prayers that are offered during Garodtsav, is to pray to God for a living with high values and morals.
The nine days Brahmotsavam are one of the magnificent festivals celebrated at Tirumala every year in the month of September and October
Events of Tirumala Brahmotsavam festival are as follows
Hyderabad Airport is the nearest airport. There are daily flights services operated from the major cities of India to Hyderabad
National Highway NH 205 passes through Renigunta and hence is accessible from Chennai 130 kms (3 hrs), Bangalore (6½+ hours), and Hyderabad (10-12 hours) and other nearby cities
Tirupathi is a major junction in South Central Railways. Indian Railways  operates direct trains from nearby metro cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and other major Railway station to Tirupati. Train can be boarded ar nearby cities Renigunta