TTD to telecast Ratha Saptami live online through the official website of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC). In 2017, Ratha Saptami date is February 3.
Also known as Sury Jayanti, Ratha Saptami is considered as Ardha Brahmotsavam of Tirumala Temple.
Lord Malayappa Swamy (the Utsava vigraham of Balaji) is taken out in procession on seven different vehicles (vahanams) on Ratha saptami festival. Surya Prabha Vahanam is the important vahana seva to watch on this festive day.