Sri Guru Raghavendra Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of Shri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. This festival is observed on Falguna Shukla Saptami, the seventh day in first half of Falguna masam in Kannada and Telugu calendars. In 2016, Raghavendra Jayanthi date is March 15.
In Mantralayam Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Guru Jayanthi Utsavalu are celebrated with great fervor for a week.
Guru Raghavendra Pattabhishekam, Raghavendra Aradhana, and procession of Raghvendra swamy idol are the main events during Jayanti celebrations. In Raghavendra Mutt Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and many other places all around the world host great celebrations of Ragavendra Janmadina utsavalu.
It is to note that Guru Raghvendra Aradhana utsavalu are held in Shravana masam (July – August).
Raghavendra Jayanti in Previous Years
In 2015, Raghavendra Jayanthi date was February 25. In 2014, Raghavendra Jayanthi date was March 8.
Raghavendra Jayanthi 2013 date was March 19. Raghavendra Jayanthi 2012 date was February 29.