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Appalayagunta Pavitrotsavam (Prasanna Venkateshwara Swamy Pavitrotsavam)

Pavitrotsavam at Appalayagunta Temple (Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple) is the most famous festival. In 2013, Appalayagunta Pavitrotsavam date is October 1st. It is celebrated in Bhadrapada Masam as per Telugu calendar.

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.

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