Tirumala Shanivaralu Puratassi Month Guide
Tirumala Shanivaralu Puratassi Month Importance
Purattasi Sani or Tirumala Shanivaralu is a festival month celebrated in some parts of South India including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This month is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, and is worshiped during this festival.
It is celebrated during the Tamil month of Purattasi, which generally falls in the months of September and October. Puratasi Masam is of great importance as it is believed that Lord Venkateswara appeared on the earth in this month. Lord Vishnu devotees consider this as the ideal month for thanking Lord Vishnu for preserving the Universe at the end of Kali Yuga.
How to Celebrate Tirumala Shanivaralu Puratassi Month
All the Saturdays of this month are treated as holy days and Devotees gather in large number at Lord Vishnu temples and special prayers are offered. Particularly the Odd Saturdays 1st, 3rd, 5th are of more importance. Many people stay completely vegetarian in this month and offers prayers to the Lord on these Saturdays by ding pooja in their homes. Some people take trek to Tirumala through foot from their homes which is considered even more auspicious by walking for hundreds of kilometers.
Tirumala Shanivaralu Puratassi Month Dates in 2018
The dates of Tirumala Shanivaralu Puratassi Month in 2018 occurs in below dates
September 17 2018 to October 17 2018
Puratassi Month Darshan in Tirumala
Tirumala Annual Navarathri Brahmotsavam were observed during this month where Tirumala will be flooded with lakhs of devotees. Pilgrims usually have Darshan during Saturday in these month and hence the Darshan will be over crowded. Usually, Special Darshan will be filled and pilgrims should be able to take only free Darshan if they have booked online. All VIP Darshan and also many Special entry Darshan will be cancelled.