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Brahmotsavam is the most pompous festival of Tirupati Tirumala Temple. Read about the Brahmotsavam festival of Andhra Pradesh.

Tirupati Brahmotsavam Festival

Venue: Tirupati
Duration: 9 days
Time of Celebration: September / October
Organized by: Tirumala Tirupati Temple

Tirupati Tirumala Brahmotsavam is the most important festival of Andhra Pradesh. This nine-day festival is observed with grand celebration at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Tirupati Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of September/ October. This Hindu festival becomes the center of attraction for pilgrims and tourists from far and wide. According to the folklore, it is believed that Lord Brahma first performed this festival of Lord Balaji at Tirupati.

The festival was performed as a thanks giving ceremony to the Lord. The term 'Brahmotsavam', which suggests "Brahma's Utsavam" (Lord Brahma's Festival) has been imbibed from this ancient event. Brahmotsavam is also known as 'Tirupati festival' in Andhra Pradesh. Throughout the period of nine days, different festivities are observed, both in the morning and the evening at the temple. Each and every celebration during the festival is significant, since one festivity heralds another one.

Brahmotsavam is a grand gala time for the pilgrims and devotees, who come to witness the processions and celebrations of the festival. The festival is certainly creditable for its ceaseless charm, where devotees feel the 'Vaikuntha Anubhava' (heavenly pleasure and feeling). The celebratory procession of Lord Venkateswara moves around the four streets of the main temple for two hours, awaiting midnight. Though, every day is a festive day at Tirupati, the nine days of 'Brahmotsavam' offer exceptional delight to the people.