Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam is the major event celebrated in Annavaram Sri Rama Satyanaranaya swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh. The celestial wedding of Goddess Rama and Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana swamy is observed for 6 days in Vaisakh month (May) beginning from Vaisakha Suddha Ekadashi.
The celebrations continue till Vaisakha bahula Padyami. In 2015, Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam date is April 29.
Satyanarayana swamy Kalyanam was being performed on Magha Suddha Ekadashi (January – February) in the past. But according to convenience of devotees, nowadays it is celebrated on Vaisakha Shukla Ekadashi.
Formerly, the kalyanam of the Lord was being performed on Megha Suddha Ekadasi (January – February). But now -a-days it is celebrated for six days beginning from Vaisakha Suddha Ekadasi (April-May). This change seems to have been made to suit the convenience of visiting pilgrims. The programme of rituals that are observed during the festival are as follows:
Vaisakha Suddha Dasami:
Making up Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayanaa swamy as bridegroom; Vighneswara puja, giving vayanams to muthaiduvas; in the night Rama and Sita go out into the village on silver Anjaneya Vahanam to invite devotees of the village and pilgrims from outside to witness Satyanarayana swamy’s marriage celebrations;
Vaisakha Suddha Ekadasi:
Flage hoisting; bringing mangalasuthram, procession of Lord Satyanarayana swamy on silver Garuda Vahanam and of Sri Rama and Sita on silver Gajavahanam; Kalyanamahothsavam.
Vaisakha Suddha Dwadasi:
Prathamahomam in the morning; asthanaseva in the afternoon, procession on Ravana Vahanam in the night.
Vaisakha Suddha Trayodasi:
Sri Veerak Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy’s Kalyanasadasyam, Sri Rama sabhapathi, Panditasabha; mahadasirvadam; sabhasathkaram, procession on ponnavahanam in the night.
Vaisakha Suddha Chathudasi
Lord’s Viharam in the garden on the north of Ratnagiri and return to Ratnagiri, mahanivedana; special Veena performance in the presence of the Lord; car festival at night.
Chakra teertham and nakabali etc.,
Pushpayagamahothsavam; conference of poets and scholars and music purty.
In 2014, Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam date was May 10.
In 2013, Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam date was May 21.
In 2012, Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam date was May 2.