Rathasaptami in Tirumala Tirupati on 14 February 2016… Rathasapthami, popularly known as Surya Jayanthi will be observed in Tirumala Temple on February 14 this year. On this holy day, Lord takes ride on seven celestial vahanams and hence it is also called “One day Brahmotsavam” or “Arsha Brahmotsavam”.
On Rathasapthami day, One day Brahmotsavam begins with Suryaprabha Vahanam and concludes with Chandraprabha Vahanam. It is a rare glimpse for the devotees to witness all the seven vahanams on a single day in Tirumala on this auspicious occasion.
TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas in connection with this festival on that day.
Schedule of Vahanams
Srivari Vahanam Timings Name of the Vahanama
5:30am to 8:00am (sunrise at 6:41am) Surya Prabha Vahanam
9:00am to 10:00am Chinna Sesha Vahanam
11:00am to 12:00noon Garuda Vahanam
1:00pm to 2:00pm Hanumanthu Vahanam
2:00pm to 3:00pm Chakrasnanam
4:00pm to 5:00pm Kalpavrukshaka Vahanam
6:00pm to 7:00pm Sarvabhupala Vahanam
8:00pm to 9:00pm Chandra Prabha Vahanam