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KARTHEEKA VANABOJANAM celebrates in Tirumala  26 November 2012  26-11-2012 that day all sevas are cancelled

KARTHEEKA DEEPOTSAVAM 2012 celebrates in Tirumala 28 November 2012 28-11-2012 .

Om Namo Venkatesaya

KAISIKADWADASI 2012 program Tirumala


Om Namo Venkatesaya. Kaisikadwadasi  date is 25-11-2012 Sunday.The annual Kaisika Dwadasi Asthanam and Chakrateertha Mukkoti will be performed in Tirumala on November 25.The idol is bought in procession at wee hours only on Kaisika Dvadasi (also known as Mukkoti Dvadasi) while the idol is worshipped inside the temple

Just as the name Tiru Dvadasi was given to Kurma Dvadasi by Sri Vaishnavas so also prabodhotsava or Uttana Dvadasi was called Kaisika Dvadasi. The Ekadasi associated with it is called Bodhana or Prabodhini Ekadasi. On the Uttana Davdasi day preparation is said to be made for waking Vishnu, who went to sleep on Ashada Sukla Ekadasi (Vishnu Sayana Ekadasi) and turned on his side on Bhadrapada Sukla Ekadasi (Vishnu Parivartana Ekadasi). On the Uttana Dvadasi day the chaturmasya Vrita commences. Among Sri Vaishnavas, this dvadasi is known as Kaisika dvadasi and the word Kaisika has a moral tale to tell. It was the ragam of the last song in praise of Sri Vishnu which the chandala Bhakta Nambaduvan sang before returning to the Rakshasa (a learned Brahmin who was by curse turned a Rakshasa for his sins) to offer his body to be devoured as food by the hungry Rakshasa. The story has been already narrated in chapter III. The moral inculcated is that a truthful and devout chandala occupies in the spiritual ladder a higher status and has the inherent power to offer salvation to an erring Brahmin, however, learned he may be. This is one of the cardinal points in the philosophy of Sri Nammalwar.

According to Nammalvar, a truthful and devout chandala Bhakta is really his Guru.

So Kaisika Dvadasi derives its name from the ragam of a song and is considered a very holy day.

The reading of the Kaisika Puranam, which is specially composed in a dialect which is a mixture (manipravalam) of Sanskrit and Tamil or Telugu interspersed with Sanskrit quotations and vernacular explanations is the special feature of the early hours of the morning before day break.

Suprabhatam,thomala,archana  sevas are cancelled and KU(Kalyanostavam),UNJ(unjal seva),AB(Arjitha brahmostavam ),VAS(vasanthosthavam),SD(Sahasra deepalankarana) sevas are allowed )

Om namo Venkatesaya