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శ్రీవారి సర్వదర్శనం టోకెన్లకు ఎగబడిన భక్తులు. తిరుపతి లో తోపులాట

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తిరుమల శ్రీవారి సర్వదర్శన టోకెన్ల కోసం భక్తులు భారీగా ఎగబడటంతో తోపులాట చోటుచేసుకుంది. గత రెండు రోజులుగా టోకెన్ల పంపిణీ నిలిపివేయడంతో భక్తులు తిరుపతిలో వేచి ఉన్నారు. ఈరోజు మళ్లీ సర్వదర్శనం టోకెన్ల కౌంటర్లు తెరవడంతో భక్తులు భారీగా ఎగబడ్డారు. చిన్నపిల్లలతో క్యూలైన్లలో అవస్థలు పడ్డారు.

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రెండు రోజుల విరామం అనంతరం తిరుపతిలోని గోవిందరాజస్వామి సత్రాలు, శ్రీనివాసం, భూదేవి కాంప్లెక్స్‌ వద్ద టోకెన్లు పంపిణీ చేశారు. గోవిందరాజస్వామి సత్రం వద్దకు వేచి ఉన్న భక్తులతో పాటు నేడు వచ్చిన భక్తులు భారీగా తరలి రావడంతో తోపులాట జరిగింది. ఈ క్రమంలో ముగ్గురు భక్తులు గాయపడ్డారు. దీంతో అక్కడ ఉద్రిక్తత నెలకొంది. తితిదే విజిలెన్స్‌, పోలీసులు ఎన్ని చర్యలు చేపట్టినా భక్తులను నిలువరించలేకపోయారు. గాయపడిన వారిని రుయా ఆస్పత్రికి తరలించారు.

బ్లాక్‌లో టికెట్లు అధిక ధరకు అమ్ముకుంటున్నారని భక్తులు ఆరోపిస్తున్నారు. టోకెన్ల పంపిణీకి సరైన ఏర్పాట్లు చేయకపోవడంపై రాష్ట్రంలోని సుదూర ప్రాంతాలు, పొరుగు రాష్ట్రాల నుంచి వచ్చిన భక్తులు తీవ్ర ఆగ్రహం వ్యక్తం చేశారు.

How to reach Tirupati Balaji Mandir - All you need to know about

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 How to reach Tirupati Balaji Mandir - All you need to know about


Andhra Pradesh is home to one of India's wealthiest and most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites, the Tirumala Hills shrine of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Every month of the year, it attracts tens of thousands of devotees, who flock much more during festival seasons. There is a lot of interest in this shrine, and many people visit it at least once in their lives. Tirupati Balaji temple is accessible to people who have yet to visit. All major Indian cities can readily get to the temple through road, air, and rail. The remaining leg of the voyage must be made by foot, and the specifics are provided below.


public transportation


Tirumala and Tirupati are served by a number of buses. Every two minutes, a bus will arrive to take you to your destination. Tirupati serves as a hub for buses bound for Chennai, Vellore, and Bengaluru. Private buses and paid taxis from Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, and Bangalore can also get you to Tirupati from these cities.
Tirumala does not have its own railhead. There is a 26-mile distance between Tirumala and Tirupati, which necessitates a stop at Tirupati. Tirupati's railway station is enormous. There are five levels to it, and an escalator is also included. There are trains from all of India's major cities that stop at this station.
 

aeroplane
 
Tirumala's nearest airport is in Renigunta, 16 kilometres from Tirupati and 39 kilometres from the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, the home of Lord Venkateswara himself. Their airport has direct flights to major Indian cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, and Bengaluru. By the Central Government, Renigunta's airport has been upgraded to international status.


by foot (walk)


Traditional pilgrims prefer to walk the Tirumala Hills to reach the holy sanctuary of Lord Tirupati Balaji because of its hilltop location. Sopanamargas, two stone walkways, were built from the base of the hill to the hilltop shrine in order to achieve this goal. Most people take advantage of the path's 11-kilometer length. Srivari Mettu is another Sopanamarga that begins in Chandragiri and only covers a distance of 6 kilometres.


For the pilgrims' convenience, the shrine officials provide restrooms, security, bathrooms, canteens, and medical services. Pilgrims wishing to ascend the hill on foot may utilise a free luggage transfer service.

Tirupati Balaji Darshan: how to book ticket for darshan online - details here

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Devotees can purchase tickets for the Tirupati Balaji Darshan online to bypass the que lines. Tatkal darshan tickets cost Rs. 300 and can be purchased Online. Here's how to use the internet to order tickets.
The Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the most revered Hindu temples in the country. It is located in the southern state of Andhra pradesh. The Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati makes it a renowned pilgrimage site for people from all across India. Almost 1 lakh devotees visit the Tirupati temple every single day.

 

However, since the 20th of March, access to the world-famous temple has been restricted due to coronavirus outbreaks. There are a lot of people that come to the temple on a daily basis in search of the blessings of Lord Venkateshwara.

devotees  can also purchase tickets online to save time and effort. special darshan tickets cost Rs. 300 and can be purchased through  from online Official website . Children under the age of 12 are not need to purchase a ticket for this event.

Things to keep in mind


You must have these documents with you when booking a ticket online.

PAN card, Aadhaar card, voter identification card, etc., are all examples of identification cards.

To purchase tickets, you'll need to supply a photo of yourself, as well as the photo IDs of anyone else travelling with you.

Net banking, credit/debit card, and other online payment alternatives are available.

 

Tirumala Darshan Online Ticket Purchase

Step One:

Take a look at the official webpage :  https://tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in/
Take a look at the TTD website online. To see if a ticket for 'Special Entry Darshan' is still available, go to the 'online booking' menu and select that option.

Create an account, step two
Access the TTD services website and register for an account. You can sign up for an account and then upload the necessary data details . After signing up, log in with your username and password.

Step three:
Select e-entry darshan from the drop-down menu and provide information about how many others will be joining you, as well as any additional laddus that may be needed.

Step four:

The date must be entered here.
Once you've done that, you can enter a date for your visit and compare the prices for each time period. Once you've made your choice, use the Continue button.

Step Five:

Additional information can be entered here.
Input the names and valid ID numbers of everyone who is joining you, if applicable.

It's time to wrap things up now.
Finally, you'll have to pay for your order. The Ticket PDF is yours to keep once you've made the payment.

Have A Nice Darshan.. Om Namo Venkatesaya .. Jai Balaji

Some people may not be aware of these fascinating details about the Tirupati Temple

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As everyone knows, India's richest and most revered shrine is the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam. However, there are a lot of fascinating mystical facts out there that you may not have heard of. Like the fact that Lord Balaji's idol has human hair on his head. Alternatively, it could be that the sacred objects used in worship are not made locally. Let's try this one: the idol of the deity sweats.
The most famous shrine in India has a lot of interesting  to share.


The Unknown Village's Secret


The flowers, clarified butter, milk, butter-milk, holy leaves, etc. used in the Tirupati Balaji Temple's ritual worship come from an undisclosed village about twenty two kilometres away from Tirupati. It has never been seen or visited by anyone but the residents of the small village.

The deity's statue is not at the centre of attention.


Although it appears that Lord Tirupati Balaji's idol is in the centre of the sanctum sanctorum, this is not the case. The shrine's right-hand corner houses the idol.

 

It's Balaji's real hair.


There is no doubt that the hair worn by Lord Balaji is real, as it is silky, smooth, and tangle-free. Lord Balaji lost some of his hair during his time on Earth due to an accident, and that's how those perfect tresses got their start. As soon as Neela Devi, a Gandharva Princess, noticed what had happened, she cut off a chunk of her glorious mane. Deity accepted her offer of chopped hair and planted it on his head, humbly. The god was delighted by her devotion and promised to bless anyone who visits his shrine and sacrifices their hair at his feet. Devotees have always shaved their heads in the temple before or after receiving their wishes.


Lord Venkat's idol Lord Balaji is surrounded by waves of the sea.



You may want to believe, but the unchanging truth is that if you put your ear to the back of the deity's image housed in the shrine, you can hear the sound of enormous sea waves.

Indefinitely lighted lamps


Just as the earthen lamps placed before the deity in the Tirupati Balaji Temple's sanctum sanctorum never go out, so does the light of a true devotee's devotion to the Divine. Unfortunately, there are no reliable records to show when or by whom these lamps were lit. For the time being, the only certainty is that they will continue to burn.

Once upon a time, Venkateswara Swamy was a real person.


The King of the region executed twelve people for a heinous crime they committed in the nineteenth century in India. It was a death sentence for the twelve of them. The dead criminals' bodies were hung from the temple's walls after they died. It was at this point that the deity manifested himself.

Idol of mist


The back of the idol is always wet, no matter how hard the priests work to dry it.
Lord Venkatesh is worshipped at Verpedu Pappula Venkatesh (Thirupati, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Varu), where flowers are offered to him.

When it comes to offering flowers to Lord Balaji during morning worship, the temple priests must follow the rules and not do so in GarbhaGudi or the Sanctuary. This is why they are dumped into the waterfalls behind the idol's rear. In contrast to this, priests refrain from looking at the deity's back for the rest of their shift. Yerpedu, a town about 20 kilometres from Tirupati, is where you'll find the discarded flowers.

Reactions with strong chemicals are no match for Idol


Applied raw or green camphor (Pachai Karpooram), a Cinnamomum camphora tree derivative, causes cracks and fissures on any stone. This is a scientifically known fact. Despite being constantly coated in camphor, the idol of Shri Tirupati Balaji bears no traces of the volatile chemical reactions that occur when it is exposed to the substance.

Sweating deity


If reports are to be believed, Lord Balaji's carved stone image is infused with life and very much alive. Temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit are maintained even though the temple is located at a high altitude, where the surrounding air is cooler (3000 feet). Priests must wipe sweat from Balaji's image with a silken cloth every morning after the holy bath, known as Abhishekham. When the priests remove the idol's ornaments for a holy bath on Thursdays, they feel a tingling sensation on their skin.

 

Om namo venkatesaya

TTD Telugu Calendar 2022 -Important Days, Festivals in Year 2022.

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TTD Telugu Calendar 2022 -Important Days, Festivals in Year 2022. 

 

TTD Telugu Calendar 2022 -Important Days, Festivals in Year 2022

TTD Telugu Calendar 2022 -Important Days, Festivals in Year 2022

 

 

TTD Telugu Calendar 2022 -Important Days, Festivals in Year 2022

TTD January Month 2022

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Amavasya, Tirumala Sri T.T Adhyayanotsavam Begins
  • January 5: Sravanam
  • January 13: Vaikunta Ekadasi, Sri T.T Vaikunta Dwara Darsanam Begins, Krittika,
  • January 14: Bhogi
  • January 15: Makara Sankranthi, Sanitrayodashi
  • January 16: Kanuma, Sri Godadevi parinayotsavam
  • January 17: Purnima, Punarvasu, Sri Ramakrishna Teertha Mukkoti
  • January 22: Sri T.T Vaikunta Dwara Darshanam Ends
  • January 26: Republic Day. Sri T.T Adhyayanotsavam Ends
  • January 28: Ekadasi
  • January 30: Masasivaratri

TTD February Calendar 2022

  • February 1: Amavasya, Sravanam, Tirupati Sri G.T Adhyayanotsavam Begins
  • February 5: Vasantha Panchami
  • February 8: Ratha Sapthami
  • February 9: Krittikka
  • February 10: Sri G.T Float Begins, Rohini
  • February 12: Bhishma Ekadasi
  • February 14: Punarvasu
  • February 16: Purnima, Tirupati Sri G.T Float Ends, Sri Kumaradhara teertha Mukkoti
  • February 20: Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Brah, Begins
  • February 22: Tirupati Sri KT Brah, Begins
  • February 24: Sri G.T Adhyayanotsavam Ends, Srinivasa Mangapuram SRI KVS Garuda Seva
  • February 27: Ekadasi, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Sri KVS Rathotsavam
  • February 28: Sravanam, Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Brah, Ends

TTD March Month 2022

  • March 1: Maha Sivaratri, Tirupati Sri KT Nandi Vahanam
  • March 2: Amavasya, Tirupati Sri KT Kalyanotsavam
  • March 3: Tirupati Sri KT Brahmotsavam Ends
  • March 9: Krittika
  • March 10: Rohini
  • March 13: Tirumala Sri TT Float Begins, Punarvasu
  • March 14: Ekadasi
  • March 17: Tirumala Sri TT Float Ends, Holi
  • March 18: Thumburu Teertha Mukkoti, Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanthi
  • March 24: Nagulapuram Sri VNS Surya Puja, Float Begins
  • March 28: Ekadasi, Sravanam, Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri Kvs Pushpayagam, Nagulapuram Sri VNS Surya Puja, Float Ends
  • March 29: Annamacharya Vardhanthi
  • March 30: Masasivaratri, Tirupati Sri KRT Brah. Begins

TTD April Month 2022

  • April 1: Amavasya
  • April 2: Ugadhi
  • April 3: Matsya Jayanti, Tirupati Sri KRT Garuda Seva
  • April 5: Krittika
  • April 6: Rohini, Vayalpadu Sri PRS Brah, Begins, Tirupati Sri KRT Rathotsavam
  • April 7: Tirupati Sri KRT Brah, Ends
  • April 9: Punarvasu
  • April 10: Srirama Navami, Vontimatta SRI KRT Brah Begins
  • April 11: Tirupati Sri KRT Kalyanotsavam
  • April 12: Ekadasi, Tirupati Sri KRT Pattabhishekam
  • April 14: Tamil New Year’s Day, DR. B.R Ambedkar Jayanthi. Sri TT Vasanthotsavam Begins, Vayalpadu SRI PRS Brah, Ends, Tirupati SRI KRT Float Begins/
  • April 15: Vontimatta Sri KRT Pushpayagam
  • April 24: Sravanam, Nagulapuram Sri VNS Brah. Ends
  • April 27: Ekadasi
  • April 29: Masasivatri
  • April 30: Amavasya

TTD May Month 2022

  • May 1: May Day
  • May 2: Krittika
  • May 3: Rohini, Parasurama Jayanthi, Akshaya Tritheeya
  • May 5: Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi,
  • May 6: Sri Sankara Jayanthi,
  • May 7: Punarvasu, Tirupati Sri KRT Pushpayagam,
  • May 10: Tirupati Gangajatara Begins, Tirumala Sri Tr Padmavathi Srinivasulu Parinayam Begins,
  • May 11: Kartari Begins,
  • May 12: Ekadasi, Tirumala Sri TT Padmavathi Srinivasulu Parinayam Ends,
  • May 13: Hrishikesh, Narayanavanam Sri KVS Brah. Begins,
  • May 14: Nrusimha Jayanthi, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Vasantotsavam Begins,
  • May 15: Sri Koorma Jayanthi, Sri Tarigonda Vengamamba Jayanthi,
  • May 16: Annamacharya Jayanthi, OPumima, Tirupati Sri KT Patra Pushpayagam,
  • May 17: Tirupati Gangajatara Ends, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Vasantotsavam Ends,
  • May 19: Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Vasantotsavam Begins,
  • May 21: Hrishikesh, Narayanavanam Sri KVS Brah. Ends, Sravanam, Nagulapuram Sri VNS Pushpayagam, Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Vasantotsavam Ends,
  • May 23: Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Brah. Begins,
  • May 25: Hanumajjayanthi,
  • May 26: Ekadasi, Mabee Jayanthi,
  • May 28: Masasivaratri,
  • May 29: Krittika, Kartari Ends,
  • May 30: Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Rathotsavam. •Amavasya,
  • May 31: Rohini, Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Brahmotsavam Ends.

TTD June Month 2022

  • June 1: Buddha Jayanthi, Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Pushpayagam,
  • June 3: Punarvasu,
  • June 5: Tirupati Sri GT Brahmotsavam Begins.
  • June 9: Tirupati Sri GT Garuda Seva,
  • June 10: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Float Begins, Ekadasi. Appalayagunta Sri PVS Brah. Begins,
  • June 12: Tirumala Sri TT Jyestabhishekam Begins, Tirupati Sri GT Rathotsavam,
  • June 13: Tirupati Sri GT Brahmotsavam Ends,
  • June 14: Tirumala Sri TT Jyestabhishekam Ends. OVeruvaka Purnima, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Float Ends,
  • June 18: Sravanam, Appalayagunta Sri PVS Brah. Ends,
  • June 20: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Sundararaja Swamy Avatarotsavam Begins.
  • June 22: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Sundararaja Swamy Avatarotsavam Ends.
  • June 24: Ekaclasi,
  • June 26: Krittika.
  • June :27: Rohmi, Masasivaratri,
  • June 28: Amavasya,
  • June 30: Punarvasu.

TTD July Month 2022

  • July 3: Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Sakshatkara Vaibhavotsavam Begins.
  • July 5: Tirupati Sri Govindarajaswamy Pushpa Yagam, Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Sakshatkara Vaibhavolsavam Ends,
  • July 9: Tirupati Sri G.T. Jyestabhishekam Begins. Tirupati Sri K.T. Pavitrotsavam Begins.
  • July 10: Tholi Ekadasi, Chaturmasyam Begins,
  • July 11: Tirupati Sri Govindarajaswamy Jyestabhishekam Ends,
  • July 12: Tirupati Sri Kapileswaraswamy Pavitrotsavam Ends,
  • July 13: ‘Mufti Purnima, Vyasa Purnima,
  • July 15: Sravanam. Appalayagunta Sri PVS Pushpayagam,
  • July 17: Anivara Asthanam, Dakshinayanam Begins, Tirumala Sri T.T. Pushpa Pallaki,
  • July 23: Ads Krittika, Tirupati Sri KRT Pavitrotsavam Begins.
  • July 24: Ekadasi, Rohini,
  • July 26: Masasivaratri, Tirupati Sri KRT Pavitrotsavam Ends,
  • July 27: Punarvasu,
  • July 28: Amavasya

TTD August Month 2022

  • August 1: Naga Chaturdhi,
  • August 2: Garuda Panchami, Tirumala Sri TT Garuda Sava, Vayalpadu Sri PRS Pattabhishekam Begins,
  • August 3: Kalki Jayanthi,
  • August 4: Vayalpadu Sri PRS Pattabhishekam Ends,
  • August 5: Varalakshmi Vratham, b Tangonda Vengamamba Varcmantm, I I irumala Sri I I Pavitrotsavam begins,
  • August 8: Ekadasi,
  • August 9: Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Float Begins,
  • August 10: Tirumala Sri Tr Pavitrotsavam Ends,
  • August 11: OSravana Purnima, Sravanam, Rakhi, Sri Vikhanasa Jayanthi, Karvetinagaram Sri VGS Float Ends,
  • August 12: Sri Hayagreeva Jayanthi,
  • August 15: Independence Day,
  • August 19: Gokulastami, Krittika, Sri Krishnashtami.
  • August 20: Rohini,
  • August 23: Ekadasi,
  • August 24: Punarvasu,
  • August 25: Masasivaratri,
  • August 27: ‘Amavasya,
  • August 29: Balarama Jayanthi,
  • August 30: Sri Varaha Jayanthi,
  • August 31: Vinayaka Chavithi

TTD September Month 2022

  • September 1: Rushi Panchami,
  • September 5:. Teachers’ Day, Tirupati Sri GT Pavitrotsavam Begins,
  • September 6: Ekadasi,
  • September 7: Vamana Jayanthi,
  • September 8: Sravanam, Tirupati Sri GT Pavitrotsavam Ends,
  • September 9: Ananta Padmanabha Vratham,
  • September 10: OPurnima, Narayanavanam Sri KVS Pavitrotsavam,
  • September 11: Mahalayam Begins.
  • September 13: Vundralla Tadde,
  • September 14: Maha Bharani,
  • September 16: Krittika,
  • September 17: Rohini,
  • September 18: Sukra Moudhyam Begins,
  • September 20: Punarvasu,
  • September 21: Ekadasi,
  • September 24: Masasivaratri,
  • September 25: Mahalayam Ends, •Amavasya,
  • September 26: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Navaratri Begins, Sarannavaratra Begins,
  • September 27: Tirumala Sri TT Brahmotsavam Begins

TTD October Month 2022

  • October 1: Tirumala Sri TT Garuda Sava,
  • October 2: Gandhi Jayanti, Tirumala Sri Tr Swarna Ratham, Saraswathi Puja,
  • October 3: Durgastami,
  • October 4: Mahamavami, Tirumala Sri TT Rathoisavam,
  • October 5: Sravanam, Vijayadasami, Tirumala Sri tt Brah. Ends, Tiruchanoor Sn PAT Navarathri Ends,
  • October 6: Tirumala Sri Tr Back Savari Utsavam, Ekadasi,
  • October 9: OPumima,
  • October 12: Atla Tadde,
  • October 13: Krittika,
  • October 14: Rohini,
  • October 17: Punarvasu,
  • October 18: Tulakaveri Snanam,
  • October 20: Srinivasa Mangapuram Sri KVS Pavitrotsavam Begins,
  • October 21: Ekadasi,
  • October 23: Masasivaratri, Srinivasa Mangapuram Sn KVS Pavitrotsavam Ends,
  • October 24: Deepavali, Naraka Chaturdashi,
  • October 25: IsAmavasya, Surya Grahanam, Kedaragouri Vratham, Akasa Deepam Begins,
  • October 27: Bhaginihasta BhoJanuaryam, Yama Dviteeya,
  • October 29: Nagula Chavithi, Tirumala Sri Tr Pedda Sesha Vahanam

TTD November Month 2022

  • November 1: Sravanam, Tirumala Sri Tr Pushpa Yagam,
  • November 3: Narayanavanam Sri KVS Float Begins, Yajnavalkya Jayanthi,
  • November 4: Ekadasi, Chaturmasyam Ends,
  • November 5: Kaisika Dwadasi, Ksheerabdhi Dwadasi,
  • November 7: Narayanavanam Sri KVS Float Ends, Karteeka Jwala Thoranam,
  • November 8: Sri KT Annabhishekam, Rudrapadalu Mukkoti, OPurnima, Chandra Grahanam,
  • November 9: Krittika,
  • November 10: Rohini,
  • November 12: Tirupati Sri KT Laksha Bilvarchana,
  • November 14: Punarvasu, Children’s Day,
  • November 19: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Laksha Kumkumarchana.
  • November 20: Ekadasi, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Brah. Begins,
  • November 21: Tirupati Sri KT Sornavarabhishekam, Dhanvantari Jayanthi,
  • November 22: Masasivaratri,
  • November 23: •Amavasya,
  • November 24: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Gaja Vahanam,
  • November 25: Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Garuda Seva.
  • November 27: Sukramoudyam Ends, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Rathotsavam,
  • November 28: Panchami Teertham, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Brah. Ends,
  • November 29: Sravanam, Subrahmanya Sashti, Tiruchanoor Sri PAT Pushpayagam

TTD December Month 2022

  • December 4: Gita Jayanthi, Ekadasi,
  • December 5: Chakrateertha Mukkoti,
  • December 6: Tirupati Sri KT Krittika Deepotsavam,
  • December 7: Tirumala Sri Tr Karteeka Deepotsavam, Krittika, Sri Datta Jayanthi.
  • December 8: OPurnima, Tirupati Sri KT Mukkoti, Rohini,
  • December 11: Punarvasu
  • December 16: Dhanurmasam Begins 6-12 p.m.,
  • December 1:9 Ekadasi,
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Hathiram Bavaji history(story)

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An ardent devotee of Lord Ram (Seventh Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu) from Northern part of India visited Tirumala on Pilgrimage. His name was Bhavaji. He was so fascinated by the majestic appearance of the Lord that he decided to stay in Tirumala for ever having darshan of the Lord all the time. He constructed a Mutt (a place where the saints live near the temples) and settled there. Bhavaji used to have the darshan of the Lord at least thrice a day. Still, he wasn’t satisfied of his darshan. He used to look at the lord unmoved for long. This continued for a few weeks. Temple employees have observed Bhavaji visiting the temple and gazing at the lord continuously for longer times. Finding suspicious about his acts, they reported the matter to the Temple Authorities. Next day when Bhavaji entered the temple premises to have the darshan of the lord, he was pushed out of the temple without allowing him to have his Ram’s darshan. He pleaded not to separate him from his Lord Ram. No one listened to his cry. Instead, he was warned not to enter the temple for Lord’s darshan again. A sad and dejected Bhavaji returned to his Mutt.

After getting back to the Mutt, he cried with the Lord. Hey Lord! My Ram! What is my fault? Is it a sin to have your darshan? You know it very well that I can’t live without having your darshan. Why you punished me this way? What am I supposed to do now?

Next morning, Bhavaji went to the temple as usual to have the darshan of the lord. But, he was pushed out of the gate. A dejected Bhavaji retuned back to his Mutt. He was not sure how to pass his time without having the Lord’s darshan. He then took up a dice board and started playing the dice himself assuming that he was playing with the Lord on the other side. He himself used to throw his dice and the Lord’s dice on His behalf. In this way, he played the game all along the day and fell a sleep. When he was in a deep sleep at night, he heard a pleasant voice calling, Bhavaji! Wake up! It’s me, Your Ram! Bhavaji opened his eyes and saw the Lord standing in front of him. He couldn’t believe his eyes. Is it real or a dream? Amazed Bhavaji asked the Lord. The Lord replied that it wasn’t his dream. He really visited him to play dice with him. There was no boundary to the happiness of Bhavaji. A jubilant Bhavaji laid a mat on the floor and sat with the Lord Balaji to play the dice. Bhavaji defeated the lord in his game. The Lord then asked Bhavaji to seek any boon against his victory over Him. Bhavaji politely said, Hey Lord, what can I ask you more than this? I am satisfied with your Vishwaroopa darshan. I do not need any material pleasure or wealth. Give me a little place at your feet to serve you. I need no favour than this. A pleased Lord blessed Bhavaji and vanished with a promise to get back for the game again.

Next day, Bhavaji excitedly waited for the sun to set so that he again plays dice with the Lord. Finally the wait was over. When the temple doors were shut at night, the Lord moved out of his Ananda Nilayam and visited Bhavaji to play the game of dice. After finishing the game, the Lord returned back to Ananda Nilayam promising to come back again. It became a regular practice for the Lord to visit the Mutt and spend time playing dice with Bhavaji at night when the temple doors were closed. One day when the Lord was playing dice with Bhavaji, He heard a voice of someone calling Bhavaji. The Lord asked Bhavaji to go and check it out. When Bhavaji went out to see if anyone was there, he found none. He then returned back to inform the Lord, but he found that the Lord has already left the place without informing him. When he picked up the dice board to keep it safe, he saw a diamond studded necklace of the Lord lying at the board. He picked up the necklace and kept it safe thinking that the Lord might have forgotten it and he would return when He comes back to play next time.

Next morning when Pradhana Archaka was getting ready to give bath to the Lord, noticed a missing necklace. He then took it to the notice of Temple Authorities. The Temple Authority was worried about the theft of Lord’s necklace. All the employees were called up on and enquired about the missing necklace. The Pradhana Archaka informed the management about the incident of Bhavaji in the recent past and straightaway raised suspicion over him. The Temple Authorities ordered to get Bhavaji for enquiry.

On the other hand Bhavaji was waiting for Lord’s arrival to play the game of dice. For long, the Lord hasn’t come to play. In the mean time, he heard someone shouting his name at the doorsteps. By the time he reached there, the soldiers got in and started searching all over the place. Bhavaji was surprised to see them searching all over. He tried to enquire what was going on. He was told that someone has stolen the Lord’s necklace. Bhavaji immediately understood what they were looking for and got the necklace he held it safely to return the Lord when he visits again. Is this the necklace you were looking for? Asked Bhavaji! One of the sainiks said, here you go. You have stolen the Lord’s necklace. You are under arrest! Bhavaji pleaded his innocence but they haven’t listened any of his word. They arrested and took him to the temple Authorities. On enquiry by the Temple Authorities, Bhavaji told them that the Lord used to visit his Mutt and Play dice with him every night when the temple doors were shut. The Lord had forgotten His necklace at my Mutt after playing the game yesterday. When I noticed, I picked up the necklace and kept it safe to return back when He comes again. The Pradhana Archaka of the temple raised his eyebrows and said; we have been doing all sorts of poojas and sevas every day to the Lord for so many years, the Lord hasn’t appeared to us and He appeared to you? Moreover He played dice game with you? Whom are you bluffing? Are you a greater devotee than us? There should be a limit of speaking false. Some of the Authorities suggested presenting him before the King’s courtyard for justice.

The next morning, he was presented in the courtyard of the Emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya, as a culprit who had stolen the necklace of the Lord. After listening to the charges, Sri Krishnadevaraya asked Bhavaji’s explanation. Bhavaji explained all that had happened with him. The Emperor felt him very innocent. He thought it would be unjust to punish him without sufficient proof and proper investigation. He therefore, decided to put Bhavaji on test. Sri Krishnadevaraya told Bhavaji that he will be given an opportunity to prove himself innocent. For this, he will be dumped with heaps of sugarcane in the cell and if he succeeds in consuming the entire heaps of sugarcane by the wake of the dawn tomorrow; he will be released innocent and if he fails to do so, he will be punished for the theft.

Bhavaji never perturbed. He had no choice but to accept the Emperor’s decision. He was then taken to the prison cell and tons of sugarcane heaps were dumped before him and locked the doors of the cell. Bhavaji sat in the corner, closed his eyes and prayed the Lord. Hey Lord! I am innocent and you know the fact very well. I have been charged of theft and put on test of eating this sugarcane heaps. Hey Ram! It’s not my test. They have put you on test. They want to test your existence in this world. If anything I need in this life is a little place before your feet to serve you till my last breath. He left everything on the shoulders of the Lord and immersed in deep penance.

A little later, a giant Elephant appeared in the cell and by the wake of the dawn, the Elephant ate all the heaps of sugarcane dumped there for Bhavaji. The Elephant then awake Bhavaji from his penance with its trunk. Bhavaji was surprised to see an Elephant in the cell. When he saw the entire heaps of sugarcane were finished, he realized that his Ram has arrived for his rescue and immediately fell upon his feet and cried Ram…! Oh Ram..! My Ram…! You have come up for my rescue. How lucky am I? The Elephant then blessed Bhavaji with its trunk and trumpeted at loud. On hearing the Elephant’s trumpet, the guards peeped through the key wholes and wondered to see an Elephant inside a locked cell. They immediately rushed to the authorities and informed the matter. Meanwhile, the Elephant broke open the doors and ran away immediately. Some guards tried to follow the Elephant but it disappeared thereafter.

When the Emperor visited Bhavaji, he was found gazed at the direction where the Elephant has left, repeatedly uttering a word “Hathiram..!” When asked, who was Hathiram and how the elephant entered the prison cell? Bhavaji told that his Ram has come in the form of a Hathi (an Elephant) to save him. Everyone who had assaulted him on the charges of theft exclaimed at the great devotion of Bhavaji. One and all had accepted his devotion to Lord Balaji is eternal. The Pradhan Archaka in particular begged his pardon for the assaults made on him out of pride and ego.

Sri Krishnadevaraya relieved him of all charges and appointed Bhavaji as the Pradhana Archaka of the temple of tirumala. He happily obeyed the orders of the Emperor as he got a life time opportunity to serve his Lord. Since the Baba Bhavaji’s beloved Lord “Sri Ram” has personally come to the rescue of Bhavaji in the form of a Hathi (an Elephant) he as been named as Hathiram Baba. As a Pradhana Archaka of the Temple, Bhavaji served the Lord for many years. He later sacrificed his soul to the Lord and entered into a Jeeva Samadhi. His body was cremated near Venu Gopala Swamy Temple on the way to Papavinasam on the hills of Tirumala. A Samadhi of Hathiram Baba had been constructed there and daily pooja is being performed even today. People visiting Venu Gopala Swamy Temple pay their homage to this great devotee of Lord Venkateswara. The Hathiram Baba Mutt had been built on the southern side of the temple in his remembrance.

Conclusion:


I hope many might have now really understood that Hathiram Baba’s real name was Bhavaji and he was called Hathiram Baba not because he was fat like a Hathi or Elephant but because his beloved Lord Ram has come to his rescue in the form of a Hathi, when he was in danger.

The Jeeva Samadhi of Great saint Hathiram Baba still exists near Venu Gopala Swamy Temple on the way to Papavinasam on Tirumala Hills. Pilgrims visiting Venu Gopala Swamy surely pays homage to this great saint’s Samadhi and seeks his blessings. If any body had been there and returned back without paying homage to this great saint’s Samadhi in ignorance, please do so if you visit the Samadhi next time around. You can also find the Samadhi of many other saints all around the place out there.

You can find Hathiram Baba Mutt on the southern side of the Venkateswara Temple of Tirumala near the main entrance built up at an elevated place, in remembrance of the great saint Hathiram. You can also visit there to know more about this great saint.

I tried to gather information regarding the name of the location or region in the North from where Hathiram Baba has come from. I found the term North India in all the books but no specific region or location has been referred to. Therefore, I too used the term North India. Another reference to his period also put me in confusion. It might be around 1430 and 1529, though it’s a matter of debate. I suppose there might be some date written on Hathiram Baba’s Jeeva Samadhi. I haven’t noticed any such date on the Jeeva Samadhi though.

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Tirupati Balaji darshan : COVID-19 guidelines for devotees

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The TTD stated this in a press release "As the number of devotees grows, more measures are being put in place to protect their health. We ask the devotees to support this choice."

 

Devotees are required to present a vaccination certificate or a recent COVID-19 negative certificate at least 72 hours prior to their visit to the temple as part of COVID standards. The adherents are also required to wear masks, have a clean house, and keep a low profile in public. There is speculation that the temple board may be able to enhance the daily quota of tickets allocated to worshippers in order to accommodate a larger number of visitors. People can begin making reservations for accommodations for the month of November starting on October 25, 2021, according to the temple board.

Om Namo Venkatesaya

Tirupati Darshan: Some Do’s and Don’ts for pilgrims visiting Lord Balaji temple

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  DO's :
* Do obeisance to your Ishta or Kula Daivam before you start for Tirumala.
* Do book your travel & accommodation at Tirumala in advance.
* Do bathe in the Pushkarani and worship Varahaswamy in his Temple
...you go to worship Lord Venkateswara.
* Do bathe & wear clean clothes before you enter the shrine.
* Do concentrate on Lord Venkateswara inside the Temple.
* Do observe absolute silence and recite Om Sri Venkatesayanamaha
...to yourself, inside the temple.
* Do bathe in the Papavinasanam & Akasa Ganga Theerthams near Tirumala.
* Do respect ancient customs and usage's while at Tirumala.
* Do respect & promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.
* Do deposit your offerings in the Hundi only.
* Do contact any of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Enquiry officer
...for information regarding the temple and your worship there.

  DONT's :
* Don't carry much jewelry or cash with you.
* Don't eat non-veg food.
* Don't consume liquor or other intoxicants.
*
 Don't smoke when you are in the sacred hills
* Don't approach strangers for accommodation.
* Don't wear foot wear in and around the premises of the temple.
* Don't approach touts and dalalis for quick darshan.
* Don't prostrate(Satsanga Danda Pranamam) inside the temple.
* Don't buy spurious parsadams from sweet vendors.
* Don't come to Tirumala for any purpose other than worshipping.
* Don't rush in for Darshan but take your chance in the queue.
* Don't spit or commit nuisance in the premises of the temple.
* Don't enter the temple.If, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited toenter.
* Don't wear flowers at Tirumala, all flowers are for the Lord only.
* Don't encourage beggary.


Visiting the shrine of Lord Balaji at Tirupati is a popular tourist destination. A pilgrimage to Tirumala's famed Lord Balaji temple can be a rewarding experience for devotees and their families. You can visit a number of temples in the area around Tirupati while you're there. For many first-timers, it might be a stressful encounter if they don't know what to expect and what to avoid. Be prepared for what you can expect and what you can expect when you get at Tirumala.

 

As a guide for first-time visitors and those who want to learn more about the temple of Lord Balaji, below are some crucial dos and don'ts:
 

  • It is claimed that before praying to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala, you should pay homage to your 'Ishta Devata' or your 'Kula Daivam.' Prior to seeing Lord Venkateshwara at Pushkarini, devotees can first visit a temple dedicated to Lord Varaha Swami.

 

  • Don't adorn yourself with flowers in Tirumala; they're all for Lord Balaji's use only.

 

  • Avoid bringing any valuables, including gold and jewellery, along with you.

 

  • As a general rule, no one enjoys having to wait in long lines that can run up to three hours at times. On the other hand, all visitors to Tirumala are urged to show reverence for the holy site. Avoid causing other pilgrims to be inconvenienced by racing ahead of them or zig-zagging through it.

 

  • Non-degradable plastics should not be used at the temple or in the temple grounds.

 

  • In and around the temple grounds, no smoking, drinking, or consuming anything that isn't vegetarian is permitted.

 

  • Prasadam is not something you should buy off the street from sellers.

 

  • Avoid all forms of gambling at all costs.

 

  • If you're planning a political event, you can't hold it in the temple grounds.

 

  • You can only deposit offerings in the Hundi.

 

  • In order to maintain the cleanliness of the temple, you should do your part. Avoid dumping trash on the ground.

 

  • The pilgrims' religion and temple's customs must be respected.

 

  • While waiting in line, most pilgrims keep a respectful quiet.

 

  • It is completely forbidden to kill or harm any animal or bird for any purpose whatsoever.

 

  • The practise of beggary is strictly prohibited on the temple grounds, and visitors should not encourage it.

 

  • If you need darshan, food, or a place to stay, steer clear of touts. Respect the norms of the temple and abide by their strict restrictions.

 

  • The four mada streets are shoe-free zones.

 

  • Stay away from the temple grounds if you plan on lingering or camping there.

 

  • Inside the temple, weapons are not permitted.

 

  • If you're sitting or standing, make sure your back isn't facing the deity.

    Have a Nice Darshan .. Om Namo Venkatesaya

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మనం తిరుమల లో అఖిలాండ కోటి బ్రహ్మాండ నాయకుడైన ఆ శ్రీవేంకటేశ్వరుని దర్సించి, పిదప , విమానం లో వున్న వేంకటేశ్వరునికి దండం పెట్టుకుంటాం. ఇది చాలా మంది భక్తులు చేసేదే. అయితే ఇలా యెందుకు పెట్టూకుంటాము అంటే, చాలా మంది వద్ద సమాధానం వుండదు. ప్రతీ గుడి గోపురం మీద ఆ ఆలయం యొక్క మూల విరాట్ స్వరూపం చెక్కబడి వుంటుంది. అలా అని మరి మనం అన్ని ఆలయాలలోనూ, విమానం(గోపురం) లో వున్న వేల్పును కొలవటంలేదు కదా. కేవలం తిరుమల లోనే ఈ ఆచారం వుంది. ఇది యెందుకో తెలుసుకుందాం.

శ్రీకృష్ణదేవరాయలు నాలుగవ సంవత్సరం లోనే రాజ్యాభిషిక్తులు అయ్యారు. ఆయన రాజుగా వున్నప్పుడు, ఆ రాజ్యపు రాజ గురువు వ్యాస తీర్థుల వారు అనుకుంటా) అన్నిటికీ పెద్దగా వ్యవహరించే వారు. తిరుమల ఆలయం వైఖానస ఆగమం ప్రకారం నడపబడే ఆలయం. ఆ కాలంలో ఒక భయంకరమైన వ్యాధి ప్రబలి, తిరుమల లోని వైఖానసులు అందరూ కూడా మృత్యువాత పడ్డారు. అప్పుడు స్వామి వారు, వ్యాస తీర్థుల వారి కలలో కనిపించి, "ఆలయం లో అర్చకత్వం చేసే అర్హత వున్న వారు యెవరూ లేరూ(అందరూ గతించారు), ఒక మగ శిశువు మాత్రం ఒక తల్లి గర్భం లో వున్నాడు. వాడు పుట్టి, పన్నెండు సంవత్సరాలు వేదం నేర్చుకున్నాక, మల్లి ఆలయం లో పూజదికాలు మొదలుపెట్టండి. అప్పటిదాకా నేను ఆలయ విమానం మీదనే వాసం చేస్తాను" అని శెలవిచ్చారట . ఆ విధంగా, విమానం లో వున్న మూర్తి లోకి స్వామి వారు ప్రవేసించారు. తిరుమల ఆలయం 12 సంవత్సరాలు మూసివేయబడింది. ఆ 12 సంవత్సరాలు కూడా, పూజాదికాలు విమానం లో వున్న స్వామి కే చేయబడినాయి. అందువల్ల,విమానం లొ వున్న స్వామి వారికి ఆ విశిష్తత యేర్పడింది.

SRI VENKATESWARA STOTRAM

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Kamalakucha Chochuka Kunkumatho Niyatharunitha Thula Neelathano
Kamalayatha Lochana Lokapathe Vijayeebhava Venkata Saila Pathe


Sacha Dhurmukha Shanmukha Panchamukha Pramuka Khila Daivatha Mouli Mane
Saranagatha Vathsala Saranidhe Paripalayamam Vrisha Saila Pathe


Athivela Thaya Thava Durvishahai Ranuvela Kruthairaparada Sathai
Paritham Thvaritham Vrisha Saila Pathe Paraya Krupaya Paripahi Hare


Adhi Venkata Saila Mudara Mather Janatha Bimatha Dhika Danarathath
Paradeva Thaya Gathi Than Nigamai Kamaladayithtan Na Param Kalaye


Kalavenu Rava Vasa Gopa Vadhu Sathakoti Vrithath Smara Koti Samath
Prathi Valla Vikabhimathath Sukhadhath Vasudeva Suthanna Paramkalaye


Abhi Rama Gunakara Dasarathe Jagadeka Danurdhara Dheeramathe
Raghunayaka Rama Ramesa Vibho Varadho Bhava Deva Daya Jaladhe


Avaneethanaya Kamaneeyakaram Rajaneechara Charu Mukhamburuham
Rajaneechara Raja Thamo Mihiram Mahaneeyamaham Raghuramamaye


Sumukham Suhrudam Sulabham Sukhadam Swanujam Cha Sukhayamamogh Saram
Apahaya Raghudwaha Manyamaham Na Kathnchana Kanchana Jathu Bhajee


Vinaa Venkatesham Nanatho Nanatha Sadaa Venkatesham Smarami Smarami
Hare Venkatesha Praseeda Praseeda Priyam Venkatesha Prayachha Prayachha


Aham Doorathasthe Padamboja Yugma Pranamechaya Gathya Sevam Karomi
Sakruthsevaya Nithyasevapalam Thvam Prayachha Prayachha Prabho Venkatesha


Agnanina Maya Doshaana Seshan Vihithan Hare Kshamasvathm Kshamasvathvam Seshasailasikhamane



Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method

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Ekadasi is the name of the Goddess that arose from Lord Vishnu to defeat Demon Mura. Happy with her divine act, Lord Vishnu blessed her that anyone who observes Ekadasi fast will be freed of their sins and will attain Moksha.
Some people only take a single meal on the Dasami day, the day before Ekadasi.
Things needed for Ekadasi Puja and Prayer
A picture or photo or idol of Lord Vishnu
Fruits
Tulsi leaves (The tulsi leaves should not be picked on the day but on the previous day)
Yellow bananas
And other normal puja items

Observance


Wake up early in the morning. Take bath and offer prayers.
Perform a simple puja to Lord Vishnu at home by lighting a lamp and offering fruits and Tulsi leaves.
Pray or meditate for few minutes.
If there is a Vishnu temple nearby visit the temple and witness morning pujas and rituals.
Complete fast or Upavas on the day is the main observance.
Ekadasi Fasting
Fasting is for 24 hours. It is believed that a partial or total abstinence from food on Ekadasi is rewarded with bliss.
If you have any health problem or are taking medicines, please consult your doctor before deciding on fasting. You can also opt for a partial fast by avoiding food made of rice.
Do not eat food made from rice on Ekadashi.
Strictly avoid eating rice and grains, honey, meat and eating on a bell metal plate. Do not apply oil on the day. (What food can be eaten on Ekadasi for those observing partial fast?)
Those taking partial fast can consume fruits and milk.
Afternoon
Take bath and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu
Evening Prayers
Take a bath in the evening.
Repeat the morning puja to Vishnu
Visit Vishnu temple and witness the evening puja and rituals.
Prayers for Ekadashi
Vishnu Ashotharam
Vishnu Sahasranamam
Simple Chanting of – Om Namo Narayana
Or any prayers dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Sri Krishna

No Sleep of Keeping Vigil at Night
Staunch devotees who observe Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting do not sleep on the day. They spend the whole night at Vishnu temples or by singing prayers or listening stories dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
But those devotees who have health problems sleep at night. Those people who work, take rest at night and avoid keeping vigil at night
Next Day Morning
The fast is broken on the next day (Dwadashi) after taking bath. Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu by lighting a lamp and then you can break the fast.

Significance of the Vaikunta Ekadasi

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Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi. Next Vaikunta Ekadasi date is December 17, 2010.
The significance of Vaikunta Ekadasi can be traced back to the Padma Purana. The Purana indicates that Lord Vishnu took the form of ‘Ekadasi’ – female energy – to kill demon Muran. This happened during the month of Margazhi. Impressed by ‘Ekadasi,’ Lord Vishnu told her that whoever worships him on this day will reach ‘Vaikunta’ (heaven).
Like all Ekadasi days, devotees fast on this day and observe vigil the whole night. Some people indulge in meditation, Japa and singing of Hari Kirtan. Rice is avoided during ekadashi days as it is believed that the demon Mura finds a dwelling in the rice eaten on Ekadasi day.
It is widely believed that the gates to the heaven open - the Gate of Vaikuntha - on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day. It is one of the most auspicious days in Lord Vishnu Temples in South India.
The ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven’ is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.
Vaikunta Ekadasi occurs in December or early January.

Importance of Amavasya

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Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tharpanam) to the dead ancestors. There is also an ongoing debate whether Amavasya is auspicious or inauspicious.
The term ‘Amavasya’ is commonly used in all regional languages in India. The fortnight that starts with Amavasya is also referred as the Shukla paksha (bright half of the month). Mauni Amavasya in Hindu Magh month (January – February) and Mahalya Amvasya in Ashwayuja (September – October) are highly auspicious. Similarly the Amavasi in Aadi month is of great importance in Tamil Nadu. The Amavasya in Karkidakam month is of importance in Kerala.
In some regions people observe partial fast (Upvaas) or a complete fast on the day.
Thanks to mainstream Indian movies, Amavasya is considered the ideal day to perform black magic and evil acts. Since there is no moon, Amavasya night is pitch dark and this provides the ideal setting to invoke evil powers.
Earlier it was advised not to travel on an Amavasya night. The logic being that there is no moonlight and this could invite lot of hardship and danger.
Many astrologers advise against performing any important ceremony on the day as moon and important planets in Hindu astrology are not visible. In some regions, people do perform certain auspicious deeds on the day. But largely no new beginnings or important ceremonies are held on the day.
Symbolically, the period from Amavasya to Purnima (full moon) is considered to be the gradual awakening and transcendence into the fullness. From darkness to the gradual realization of the Supreme Soul.

How to celebrate or perform rituals on Sri Krishna Jayanti?

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti is mainly celebrated in Lord Krishna or Vishnu temples. Hindu spiritual organizations conduct numerous programs like discourses, dramas and processions on the day. 
If you plan to celebrate or perform rituals at home on the day, the ideal method will be to recite the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.’ This can be done while performing pujas or throughout the day.
Pujas involve offering flowers and performing Arati.
Reciting or listening to Srimad Bhagavad Purna or Bhagavatam is highly auspicious on the day.
Some devotees observe fast and spend time in temples or listening to discourses.
The main worship in temples takes place at midnight when Lord Krishna was born.
It must be remembered here that Lord Krishna is happy with anything that is offered to him in true devotion. Krishnawas happy with sweat drenched beaten rice offered by Kuchela or Sudama. He was happy with the last leaf left in Draupadi’s Akaheyapatra. He was content with the gruel in Vidura’s (Dhritarashtra’s minister in Mahabharata) home.
So, one need not indulge in complex rituals to please Krishna. Just the japa ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ rendered devotionally is more than enough.

108 Names of Lord Krishna

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Om Sri krsnaya Namah
Om Kamala nathaya Namah
Om Vasudevaya Namah
Om Sanatanaya Namah
Om Vasudevatmajaya Namah
Om Punyaya Namah
Om Lila-manusa vigrahaya Namah
Om Srivatsa kaustubha dharaya Namah
Om Yasoda vatsalaya Namah
Om Haraye Namah
Om Caturbhujatta cakrasigada sankhambujayudhaya Namah
Om Devaki nandanaya Namah
Om Drisaya Namah
Om Dandagopa priyatmajaya Namah
Om Yamuna vega samharine Namah
Om Dalabhadra priyanujaya Namah
Om Putana jivita haraya Namah
Om Sakatasura bhanjanaya Namah
Om Nandavraja jananandine Namah
Om Sachiidananda vigrahaya Namah
Om Navanita viliptangaya Namah
Om Navanita nataya Namah
Om Anaghaya Namah
Om Navanita navaharaya Namah
Om Mucukunda prasadakaya Namah
Om Sodasastri sahasresaya Namah
Om Tribhangi madhurakrtaye Namah
Om Sukavag amrtabdhindave Namah
Om Govindaya Namah
Om Yoginam pataye Namah
Om Vatsapalana sancarine Namah
Om Anantaya Namah
Om Dhenukasura mardanaya Namah
Om Trnikrta trnavartaya Namah
Om Yamalarjuna bhajanaya Namah
Om Uttalatala bhetre Namah
Om Tamala syamalakrtaye Namah
Om Gopa gopisvaraya Namah
Om Yogine Namah
Om Kotisurya sama prabhaya Namah
Om Ilapataye Namah
Om Parasmai jyotise Namah
Om Yadavendraya Namah
Om Yadu dvahaya Namah
Om Vanamaline Namah
Om Pita vasase Namah
Om Parijatapaharakaya Namah
Om Govardhanacaloddhartre Namah
Om Gopalaya Namah
Om Sarva palakaya Namah
Om Ajaya Namah
Om Niranjanaya Namah
Om Kama janakaya Namah
Om Kanja locanaya Namah
Om Madhughne Namah
Om Mathura nathaya Namah
Om Dvaraka nayakaya Namah
Om Baline Namah
Om Vrndavananta sancarine Namah
Om Tulasi dama bhusanaya Namah
Om Syamantaka maner hartre Namah
Om Nara narayanatmakaya Namah
Om Kubjakrstambara dharaya Namah
Om Mayine Namah
Om Parama purusaya Namah
Om Mustikasura canura malla yuddha visaradaya Namah
Om Samsara vairine Namah
Om Kamsaraye Namah
Om Muraraye Namah
Om Narakantakaya Namah
Om Anadi brahmacarine Namah
Om Krsnavyasana karsakaya Namah
Om Sisupala siras chetre Namah
Om Duryodhana kulantakaya Namah
Om Vidurakrura varadaya Namah
Om Visvarupa pradarsakaya Namah
Om Satya vace Namah
Om Satya sankalpaya Namah
Om Satyabhama rataya Namah
Om Jayine Namah
Om Subhadra purvajaya Namah
Om Visnave Namah
Om Bhisma mukti pradayakaya Namah
Om Jagad gurave Namah
Om Jagannathaya Namah
Om Venu nada saradaya Namah
Om Vrsabhasura vidhvamsine Namah
Om Banasura karantakaya Namah
Om Yudhisthira pratisthatre Namah
Om Barhi varhavatamsakaya Namah
Om Parthasarathaye Namah
Om Avyaktaya Namah
Om Gitamrta mahodadhaye Namah
Om Kaliya phani manikya ranjita sri padambujaya Namah
Om Damodaraya Namah
Om Yajna bhoktre Namah
Om Danavendra vinasakaya Namah
Om Narayanaya Namah
Om Para brahmane Namah
Om Pannagasana vahanaya Namah
Om Jala kridasamasakta gopi vastrapaharakaya Namah
Om Punya slokaya Namah
Om Tirtha karaya Namah
Om Veda vedyaya Namah
Om Daya nidhaye Namah
Om Sarva bhutatmakaya Namah
Om Sarvagraha rupine Namah
Om Paratparaya Namah

Vasudeva Sutam Devam, Kansa Chaanuuramardanam
Devakii Paramaanandam Krishhnam Vande Jagad Gurum