Ramakrishna Teertha Mukkoti at Tirumala Tirupati Temple is an important festival held on Pushya Pournami, the Full Moon which coincides with Pushya Nakshatra. In 2014, Ramakrishna Teertha Mukkoti date is January 16, Thursday.
Ramakrishna Teertham is the place where Ramakrishna Teertha Mukkoti is held. It is a sacred tank, situated six miles to the north of the main temple, is believed to be excavated by Ramakrishna, a devotee of Lord Venkateshwara who performed severa penance here until Sri Maha Vishnu appeared before him.
As per the beliefs, Lord Vishnu announced that those who take bath in Ramakrishna Tirtha on Pushya Pournami will be blessed with utmost happiness in life and salvation (Moksha) after death.
Each and every staff member related to TTD attends in this event by taking out a procession from the main temple’s Mahadwaram. The Vaidika acharyas and other devotees who are present at the location start performing holy bath just after the procession reaches the Tirtha.
After this, the priests offer Abhishekam to deities at Ramakrishna Tirtha on Pushya Pournami. The acharyas offer Naivedyam to the Lord and then Mangala Arati after that.