‘Srirama Punarvasu Deeksha’, a popular vow, observed at famous Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam on the occasion of Sri Rama Navami. It begins on Punarvasu Nakshatra / Sriramanavami Kalyanotsavam in Chaitra Masam and ends on Punarvasu Nakshatram in Vaishakha Masam as per Telugu Panchangam.
In 2018, Srirama Punarvasu Deeksha begins on 26 March 2018 and ends on 22 April 2018.
The religious event also marks the celestial marriage divine couple Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy as a part of ‘Vasantha Paksha Prayukta Navahnika Sriramanavami Tiru Kalyana Brahmotsavam’ in the temple town. The Brahmotsavam would conclude on April 1.
This festival of one of the celebrated Sri Ramachandraswamy Temples in India feature Sitarama Kalyanamahotsavam on March 26 and Maha Pattabhishekotsavam on March 27, besides a host of special rituals and devotional programmes.
‘Srirama Punarvasu Deeksha’ also gets off to a devotional start under the aegis of the temple priests on the auspicious occasion.
Sri Rama Punarvasu Deeksha Dharana begins at 6 PM onwards at Bhadruni Mandapam in the temple. And Deeksha Viramana is on 22 April 2018, Vaishakha Maasa Punarvasu Nakshatram.