Ratha Saptami or Surya Jayanti, also known as Artha Brahmotsavam, is a grand festival celebrated with utmost gaiety at Tirumala Tirupati Srivari Temple. Ratha Saptami or Surya Jayanti 2011 date is February 10. On the festival day, Lord Malayappa Swamy is taken out for a procession on seven different Vahanams along the Tiru Mada Veedhi (Mada Street). On Surya Jayanti festival, Suprabhatam, Archana, Thomala Seva and Pavalimpu Seva and all other pujas are observed as Ekanta Sevas.
Lord Malayappa Swamy will be taken out to a grand procession on Suryaprabha vahanam, Chandraprabha vahanam, Kalpavruksha vahanam, Chinna Sesha vahanam and Garuda Vahanam. All these rituals will start at early morning 4:30. Chakra Snanam will be performed at 12 noon.