‘Sri Raghavendra Swami Punyatithi’ is the Samadhi day of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. In 2014, Sri Raghavendra Swami Punyatithi date is August 12.
Sri Raghavendra Punyatithi is observed as a week-long festival in Mantralayam Sri Brindavana Temple in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
Shri Raghavendra Swami attained Jeeva samadhi on Dwitiya Day of Sravana Krishna Paksha in 1671. This date is celebrated each year as Shri Raghavendra Swami Aradhana at Brindavans all over the world. The Raghavendra Matha in Mantralaya housing his Brindavan is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
Sri Rayara Aradhane in Vijaya Nama Samvatsara (2014-2015)
Aradhane of Sri Raghavendra Teertharu will be celebrated on the following dates in Sri Nandana Samvatsara.
9 August 2014 : Start of Sri Sapta Ratrotsava; Gopooja, Gajapooja and Flag hoisting.
10 August 2014 : Shakotsava; Rajata Rathotsava
11 August 2014 : Poorva Aradhane; Simha Vahanotsava
12 August 2014 : Madhya Aradhane ; Maha Panchamruta Abhisheka; Svarna Rathotsava
13 August 2014 : Uttara Aradhane. Maha Rathotsava
14 August 2014 : Sri Sujnanendra Teerthara Aradhane
15 August 2014 : Sarvasamarpana Utsava