Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple in Tirupati is the famous Sri Rama temple in Andhra Pradesh after Bhadrachalam Sitaramachandra Swamy. In 2016, Kodandarama Swamy Temple Brahmotsavams, nine-day temple festival, begins on 7 March and ends on 16 March. The Brahmotsavams ends with Dwajavarohanam.
Being one of the ancient temples located in Tirupati, Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple occupies a unique place and it was built by Cholas in 10th century AD.
According to Varaha Purana, Lord Sri Rama resided here along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana on his return from Lankapuri. The inscriptions records(dated 1430AD) the construction of the temple and installation of the image of Lord Rama was consecrated by Sathakopadasa Narasimharaya Mudaliyar for the merit of the King Achyutaraya of Vijayanagara Dynasty.
The life size deities of Lord Sri Rama, Goddess Sita Devi and Sri Lakshmana in their adorable forms have been blessing the devotees since centuries.
The nine-day annual brahmotsavams happens to be the most important festival that is being observed with religious pomp and gaiety in this famous Lord Sri Rama temple every year by TTD.
After enthralling the devotees on different vahana sevas, there will be special Hanumantha Vahana Seva on 13 March in connection with Sri Rama Navami, followed by Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam.
Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple Brahmotsavam schedule in 2016
7 March 2016 : Senadhipathi Utsavam, Ankurarpana
8 March 2016 : Thiruchchi Utsavam, Dhwajarohanam, Pedda Seshavahanam
9 March 2016 : Chinnasesha vahanam & Hamsa vahanam
10 March 2016 : Simha vahanam & Muthyapu Pandiri vahanam
11 March 2016 : Kalpavruksha vahanam & Sarvabhupala vahanam
12 March 2016 : Mohini avatara utsavam in Pallakhi & Garuda vahanam
13 March 2016 : Hanumad vahanam, Vasantotsavam & Gajavahanam
14 March 2016 : Suryaprabha vahanam & Chandraprabha vahanam
15 March 2016 : Rathotsavam, Ashwa vahanam
16 March 2016 : Pallaki Utsavam, Theerthavari avabruthotsavam, Chakrasnanam & Dwajavarohanam at Thiruchchi
Tirupati Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple was constructed in 15th century by Narasimha Mudaliyar. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is organizing the Brahmotsavam in this temple just for the last few years.