Sunday, 20 March 2016

TEPPOSTAVAM (FLOAT FESTIVAL) - TIRUMALA


Every Year on Phalguna Pournima Teppostava is celebrated at Swamy Pushkarini at Tirumala on large scale.
Starting on Phalguna Ekadasi, Teppostava is celebrated for five days. 
On the First Day, Lord Rama, Godess Sita with Sri Lakshmana are offered pujas and taken around for pleasure ride in Pushkarini.
On second day , Lord Krishna along with Rukmini are offered puja and taken pleseant ride  around on the float, around  Swamy Pushkarini.
Starting Trayoadasi upto Paurnima (Full Moon Day) Sri Malayappa Swamy alongwith Sridevi and Bhoodevi are taken around the Pushkarini on a celestial ride on a well decorated float.
Starting on third day -- three rounds, on fouth day-- five rounds and on final day Seven Rounds, the Ustava Murthis of Sri Malayappa Swamy alongwith Sridevi and Bhoodevi are taken around Temple Tank(Pushkarini), on pleasure ride on a beautifully, impressively decorated float .
Ramana Maharishi Ashram is very famous. His preachings are very great.
The Piligrims throng for the glimpse of the event and darshan of murthis on all the Five days and the furore is more on final day as the charm of Full Moon adds grandeur to the devine beauty.
Arjitha seva ticket holders will have darshan of lord Balaji after the event Teppostavam.
The Teppostava (Float Festival) is an annual event  and cost of the seva is Rs. 500/- for each person. 
Tickets are booked well in advance.