PAVITHRA UTSAVAM 2023
(From 24th November to 26th November 2023)
vinā veṅkaṭeśaṃ na nātho na nāthaḥ
sadā veṅkaṭeśaṃ smarāmi smarāmi |
hare veṅkaṭeśa prasīda prasīda
priyaṃ veṅkaṭeśa prayacCha prayacCha ‖
Pavithra Utsavam is derived from the combination of two words “Pavithra” (Holy) and “Utsavam” (Festival).
Pavithrothsavam is celebrated for the purpose of rectifying any omissions on the “Aagama” injunction in the matter of conducting festivals and poojas during the entire year. The utsavam is celebrated to redeem from the failure to follow the prescribed rules.
PAVITHRA UTSAVAM – Poorvangam
Friday 24th November 2023
08.00 AM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Punyavachanam, Abhishekam for Sri Venkateswara Utsavamurthy, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Andal, Sri Rama Lakshmana Sita Devi, Sri Anjaneya, Sri Vishwaksenar, Sri Sudarshana Muthy and Sri Garuda.
12.00 Noon: Midday Pooja
05.00 PM : Nitya Pooja, Sankalpam, Soma Kumba Pooja and Yagnam, Vaasthu Pooja & Homam, Raksha Bandanam, Evening Pooja.
PAVITHRA UTSAVAM – Sathuthal (offering)
Saturday 25th November 2023
08.00 AM to 02.00 PM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Punyakavachanam, 108 Kalasa Pooja, Homam & Abhishekam, yaga sala ceremonies.
Pavithram Sathuthal (Draping of) for Sri Venkateswara and other Deities, Visesha Poojas.
Chanting of Vedic Puranas & Bhagawad Gita & Poornahuti and final poojas for the morning.
05.00 PM to 07.30 PM : Nitya pooja, Poornahuti, Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam and final evening poojas.
PAVITHRA UTSAVAM POORTHI
Sunday 26th November 2023
08.00 AM to 02.00 PM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Shanthi Homam, Maha Poornahuti. Abhishekam / Alankaram for Sri Venkateswara, Sri Mahalakshmi & Sri Andal Utsavamoorthys.
Procession of Utsavamoorthys on the Garuda Vahanam, Punyaha vachanam, Holy immersion of the deity (Theerthavari) and concluding ceremonies of the festival.
Abhishekam – $ 101
Homam – $ 101
Kalasa Pooja – $ 10
Pavithra Malai – $ 10
Archana – $ 20
Lord Sri Venkateswara Malai (Moolavar on Saturday- 25 Nov ) – $ 220
Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi Malai (Friday- 24 Nov ) – $ 135
Goddess Andal Malai (Friday- 24 Nov ) – $ 135
Sri Rama, Seetha and Lakshmana Malai (Friday- 24 Nov ) – $ 165
Sri Anjaneya, Sri Garuda, Sri Viswaksenar,
Sri Narasimhar, Sri Sudharsana, (Friday- 24 Nov ) – Each – $ 95
Utsavamurthys (Every day) – $ 101
All are welcome to take part in the festival and seek the blessings of the Lord Sri Venkateswara and goddess Sri Mahalakshmi.
Ohm Namo Baghavathae Vasudevayah!! Om Namo Narayanayah!!