SIGNIFICANCE OF KALYANOTSAVAM : This ritual is usually performed seeking the well being of the entire humanity. However in Vaikhanasa Agama, which is in practice in Tirumala to carryout temple rituals, Kalyanotsavam is popularly known as “Vaivahika Mahotsavam”. So the couples especially the newly wed, who wish to have a blissful marital life with the blessings of Lord Venkateswara do participate in Kalyanotsavam in big numbers.
The shobha yatra of “celestial wedding pearls”-muthyala talambralu took place in the temple town of Tirupati under the aegis of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) on Sunday evening. These celestial pearls will be used as “Talambralu”(an ancient tradition in South Indian Hindu marriages where in the bride and bridegroom pour in the pearls over their heads) in the celestial marriage of Lord Sri Rama and Goddess Sita Devi
TTD Darshan Tickets for Kids is not required up to age of 12 years. It is always advisable to carry age proof which holds photo ID proof of the child, as T.T.D staff may demand for age proof at the Entrance if they are unsure about the child’s age. Children can accompany parents without any Ticket for Sri Venkateswara Swamy Darshan at Tirumala.
Kaligiri Venkateswara Swamy Temple History The Kaligiri Venkateswara Swamy temple wields a rich history, with the British rulers earmarking 10 hectares of forest land for the Kaligiri temple in 1893. The temple trustees observed that on the same date of the same year, the British had also reserved 15 hectares of land to Lord Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala hills.