Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple in Tirupati is the famous Sri Rama temple in Telugu states after Bhadrachalam Sitaramachandra Swamy . In 2018, Kodandarama Swamy Temple Brahmotsavams, nine-day temple festival, begins on 16 March and ends on 24 March. The Brahmotsavams ends with Dwajavarohanam.
Being one of the ancient temples located in Tirupati, Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple occupies a unique place and it was built by Cholas in 10th century AD.
According to Varaha Purana, Lord Sri Rama resided here along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana on his return from Lankapuri. The inscriptions records(dated 1430AD) the construction of the temple and installation of the image of Lord Rama was consecrated by Sathakopadasa Narasimharaya Mudaliyar for the merit of the King Achyutaraya of Vijayanagara Dynasty.
The life size deities of Lord Sri Rama, Goddess Sita Devi and Sri Lakshmana in their adorable forms have been blessing the devotees since centuries.
The nine-day annual brahmotsavams happens to be the most important festival that is being observed with religious pomp and gaiety in this famous Lord Sri Rama temple every year by TTD.
After enthralling the devotees on different vahana sevas, there will be special Hanumantha Vahana Seva on 13 March in connection with Sri Rama Navami, followed by Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam.
Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple Brahmotsavam schedule in 2018
16 March 2018 – Dwajarohanam Pedda Sesha Vahanam
17 March 2018 – Chinna Sesha Vahanam Hamsa Vahanam
18 March 2018 – Simha Vahanam Muthyapu pandiri Vahanam
19 March 2018 – Kalpavruksha Vahanam Sarvabhupala Vahanam
20 March 2018 – Pallaki Utsavam Garuda Vahanam
21 March 2018 – Hanumantha Vahanam Gaja vahanam
22 March 2018 – Surya Prabha Vahana Chandraprabha Vahanam
23 March 2018 – Rathotsavam Aswa Vahanam
24 March 2018 – Chakrasnanam Dwaja Avarohanam
Tirupati Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple was constructed in 15th century by Narasimha Mudaliyar. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is organizing the Brahmotsavam in this temple just for the last few years.
In view of the Brahmotavams all arijita sevas have been cancelled. The artists of the cultural wings of the TTD, HDPP, Annamacharya Project, Dasa Sahitya project will render Bhakti sangeet, Kolatas, Bhajanas and Discourses daily at the temple premises.