Om Namo Venkatesaya

Brahmotsavam is one of the most important and auspicious festival for Lord Sri Venkateswara (Balaji). This festival is celebrated at Lord Sri Balaji Temple, Ojhar Township every year for five to six days in the month of June.

History of Brahmotsavam Festival
Popular stories trace the origin of this celebration to Brahma, the creator God, who first conducted this festival to Sri Balaji at Tirupati. Brahma worshiped Sri Balaji on the banks of the holy Pushkarini in Tirupati as a way to give thanks for the Lord’s protection of mankind. Hence, this utsava bears his name as “Brahmotsavam,” which means “Brahma’s Utsavam”.

Brahmotsavam at Lord Sri Balaji Temple, Ojhar Township
Brahmotsavam is performed over a period of five – six days in the month of June every year. Brahmotsavam 2023 was scheduled from 03/06/2023 to 08/06/2023 All are cordially invited to come, witness and receive the blessings of Lord Sri Balaji.

On the first day, the main activity is Ankurapana" - sowing of the seeds to signify fertility, prosperity and abundance, is performed. 

On the second day, there would be Nitya Homamalu & Baliharana followed by Visesha Puja and Mahasanthi Homam in the morning. Nitya Puja, Baliharana, Navagraha Puja and Navagraha Homam would be performed in the evening.

On the third day, there would be Nityaradadhanalu & Baliharana in the morning. Nityaradhanalu and Srinivasa Shanti Kalyana Mahotsavam - the marriage of the Lord Venkateswara with Goddess Mahalakshmi Devi and Goddess Goda Devi. would be performed in the evening.

On the fourth day, in “Rathotsavam” - Lord Balaji is taken out in procession along with his consorts seated on a fully decorated chariot pulled by the devotees with the chanting of Govinda Nama Smarana within Ojhar Township. Hundreds of devotees come to witness this occasion as it is believed and said that those who witness the Lord seated on the chariot during “Rathotsavam” will be conferred with Janma Rahityam (attain no re-birth state).

The celebration officially concludes with “Dhwajaavarohanam” the lowering of the Garuda flag on the fifth day, which marks completion of Brahmotsavam. The priests pay respect to Gods and Sages with the chanting of Vedic mantras and see them off on their return to the Devaloka.
Since last two years, hundreds of devotees witnessed the celebrations, processions during the annual Brahmotsavam of Lord Balaji at Ojhar Township. The Brahmotsavam celebration provides a unique opportunity for all devotees to participate in the festivities and utsavas and experience the “Vaikuntha Anubhava” (heavenly enjoyment and feeling) and receive the blessings of Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Swami, who bestows his devotees with happiness, health and wealth.