Laksha Bilvarchana in Kapileshwara Swamy Temple, Tirupati

Laksha Bilvarchana in Kapileshwara Swamy Temple, Tirupati is one of the popular rituals held in the one and only Shiva Temple in the temple town of Tirupati.

Laksha Bilvarchana is performed in Karthika Masam on Arudra Nakshatram. In 2013, Laksha Bilvarchana date is November 21.

It is an important ritual which is performed by worshipping Lord Kapileshwara swamy with more than 1 lakh bilva leaves.

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Siva in Tirupati.

It is situated about 3 km to the north of Tirupati, at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. The sacred waterfall called Kapila Teertham (also known as Alwar Teertham) is located here.

Annual Brahmotsavams and festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi, Mahasivaratri, Skanda Shasti and Annabhishekam are performed here with great fervor and gaiety.

Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, Sri Lakshminarayanaswamy Temple and Sri Vinayakaswamy Temple on the Second Ghat Road are sub-temples which function under the control of the Kapileswaraswamy Temple.

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