Pavitrotsavam at Appalayagunta Temple (Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple) is the most famous festival. In 2022, Appalayagunta Pavitrotsavam is celebrated from 21 September to 23 September. It is celebrated in Bhadrapada Masam as per Telugu calendar.
Accordingly, Pavitra Pratista will be on 21 September, Pavitra Samarpana on September 22 and Maha Purnahuti on September 23. On all three days the utsava idols of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara and his consorts will be given holy bath, Snapana Tirumanjanam on all three days.
Appalayagunta Temple near Tirupati is one of the famous Temples under the management of TTD, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple is located in Appalayanagunta, 14 km from Tirupati. It is believed that after Lord Sri Venkateswara married Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru, He blessed Sri Siddeswara and other sages here.
The temple, constructed by the Rajas of Karvetinagar, consists of a shrine for Anjaneyaswami. The imposing image of the wind-god is worshipped by devotees for relief from chronic diseases. There are also idols of Goddess Padmavathi and Sri Andal here. The presiding deity in this temple, unlike in the main temple, is in the Abhaya Hastha pose.