The annual Chaturmasya Deeksha by HH Tirumala Pedda Jiyangar and HH Tirumala Chinna Jiyangar swamis will commence from July 29.
Chaturmasya Deeksha is an auspicious four-month vrata period starting from Ashadha Shukla Dashami to Kartika Shukla Paurnima. The months of Shravana, Bhadrapada, Ashvayuja and Kartika fall under this period. These four months are said to be very pleasing to Lord Vishnu.
The spiritual persons strongly believe that Dana, Vrata, Japa and Homa performed during this four month period brings forth countless merits, compared to the noble deeds performed during other months in a year.
The fete commences from Peeda Jiyangar Mutt in Tirumala on that day. From there, HH Pedda Jiyar Swamy accompanied by HH Chinna Jiyar Swamy and other desciples offer prayers to Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy, Swamy Pushkarini before going to Tirumala temple following the temple tradition. At the main entrance of Tirumala temple, the seer is being welcomed by TTD mandarins.
After offering prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara, the senior pontiff is presented with Melchat Vastram while the junior pontiff with Noolchat Vastram in Ranganayakula Mandapam. This vrata will continue for four months and hence the name Chaturmasya Deeksha.