Today, 19 March 2012 is Annamacharya Vardhanti (Aradhana Utsavam / Samaradhana / death anniversary). Annamacharya Vardhanti or the death anniversary of saint poet Annamayya is celebrated with utmost gusto in Andhra Pradesh and many other places around the world. The saint-poet Annamacharya was the renowned poet who compiled, composed, and sung thousands of Keethanas on Sri Venkateswara swamy, the Lord of Tirumala Tirupati.
Annamayya Vardhanti is celebrated on Phalguna bahula Dwadasi, 12th day in dark half of Phalguna masam in Telugu Panchangam.
It is to note that Annamayya Vardhanti is celebrated in Tirumala Tirupati and Annamayya Jayanti is celebrated national and international wide.