The 11-day Mahashivaratri Brahmotsavam is celebrated with utmost gaiety and fervor in Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple. In 2022, Shivaratri annual Brahmotsavam will begin on February 22 and ends on March 4. Shivaratri 2022 date is March 1. (Tentative Schedule).
Before the beginning of the 11-day festival, chief priests of the temple invoke Ganapati and conduct ‘Maha Sankalpam for universal peace. Ankurarpana and Dwajarohanam will be performed on February 22, 2022.
Here is the detailed schedule of Shivaratri Brahmotsavams 2022 in Srisailam Temple
22 February 2022 : Ankurarpana & Dhwajarohanam
23 February 2022 : Hamsa Vahana seva
24 February 2022 : Mayura vahana seva
25 February 2022 : Bhrungi Vahana seva
26 February 2022 : Offering of Pattu vasthras by the state government of Andhra Pradesh
27 February 2022 : Pushpa Pallaki
28 February 2022 : Gaja Vahanam
1 March 2022 : Prabhotsavam & Nandi Vahana seva. Maha Shivaratri. Lingodhbava kaala maharudrabhishekam. Paagalankarana. Kalyanotsavam.
2 March 2022 : Rathotsavam, Sadasyam, Nagavalli.
3 March 2022 : Purnahuthi, Vasantotsavam, Trishula Snanam, Shiva deeksha viramana, Dhwajarohana.
4 March 2022 : Ashwavahana seva
The major events during Shivratri celebrations are – Vahana Sevas to God and Goddess, Lingodhbhavakala Maharudrabhishekam to God, Pagalankarana, Shiva Parvati Kalyanothsavam (Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy kalyanam), Rathothsavam and Dhwajavarohana.
Vahana sevas are other important events of Shivaratri brahmotsavam in Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple in which the procession of Mallikarjuna and Bramarambika take place on various vahanas like – Seshavahanam, Mayura Vahanam, Nandivahanam, and Ashwa vahanam.
At midnight on Mahashivaratri (1 March 2022), Lingodbhavam (emergence of Lingam) and Maha Abhishekam are celebrated at Srisailam Temple. Rathothsavam will be performed on the next day of Shivaratri (2 March 2022). The Srisailam Temple committee is expecting that more than one lakh devotees will participate in Rathothsavam (Car Festival).
The 11-day Brahmotsavam festival ends with Dwajavarohanam in which the Dwajapathakam (flag) will be removed from Dhwajasthambham. Nearly a Million devotees will visit the Srisailam Mallikarjuna swamy temple during Shivaratri 2022 Brahmotsavams.
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