Mahalakshmi Durga Navaratri and Sri Prasanna Venkateshwara Brahmotsavalu 2009 at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Spiritual Centre in Seethammadhara, Vizag, will be held from September 19 to September 28. Brahmotsavalu and Navaratri Utsavalu coincide with each other celebrations. Generally, Durga Navaratri and Srivari brahmotsavalu are celebrated from Ashwayuja Shudda Padyami to Ashwayuja Shudda Dashami. On Vijayadashami day, festivities are concluded.
Staff Reporter from Vizag for The Hindu writes:
- Sri Shirdi Saibaba Spiritual Centre in Seethammadhara will organise its annual Sri Mahalakshmi Durgadevi Navaratri Mahostavamulu and Sri Padmavathisametha Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Brahmotsavamulu from September 19 to 28.
- According to chairman of the centre M. Ramgopal, the daily programmes include Sri Mahalakshmi Durga homam, abhishekam, and abhishekam to Sri Padmavathi sametha Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami in the morning, Narayanaseva or free annaprasadam distribution in the afternoon, recital of Sri Lalithasahasranamam, special alankaram and harati to Sri Mahalakshmi Durga and Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami in the evening.
- Apart from these, there would be cultural programmes every evening from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. by learned scholars who include teacher of Harikatha wing of TTD, L.V. Simhachalasastry, TTD singer B. Raghunath, ‘Mahasahasravadhani Garikapati Narasimha Rao, Sivala Raghuram and Sivala Sisters, Vizianagaram Brothers B.A. Narayana, Santoshkiran, Pavankumar Charan, artistes of Gajamukha Nrutyaniketan, ‘Little Champs fame Meghana Sayisri (Maggie) and Namrata, Chaityanya Brothers, and Nellore Bhajanamandali, he said.
- Mr. Ramgopal also stated that Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami utsava vigraham would be taken out in a procession daily around 8.30 p.m. on all days from September 19 to 27 and on the final day on September 28, Sri Mahalakshmi Durga utsava vigraham would be taken out in a procession through the main thoroughfares of Seethammadhara.