Garuda Vahanam seva is an important ritual in Tirupati Brahmotsavams held in TTD Venkateshwara temple. In 2013, Garuda Vahana seva is performed today, 9 October at 9’o clock in the night.
It is performed on fifth day of Navratri Brahmotsavams. Lord Venkateswara is taken out in procession specially decorated with the Lord’s chief vehicle Garuda (Garuthmantha vahanam) as vehicle.
During the first event on this day, ‘Mohini Avatara Utsavam on Pallaki’ is performed in the morning. It has become a tradition for the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to present new silk clothes to Lord Balaji marking the thanksgiving.