As part of the annual Brahmotsavam at Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple in Tirupati from March 30 to April 7, Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be held on March 27.
After the morning rituals, this traditional temple cleaning festival will take place between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM., after which devotees are allowed for darshan.
Tirupati Sri Kodanda Rama Temple Annual Brahmotsavam Starts on 30th March and ends on 7th April 2022.
Tirumanjanam is on 27th March 2022 Between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
About Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam:
Koil Alwar means ‘Holy Shrine’. Alwar means “Devotee”. Tirumanjanam means “Cleaning with aromatic ingredients”. Koil Tirumanjanam is a purification ceremony of sanctum santorum and temple premises by devotees. During the ceremony, all the deities and other articles are removed from the sanctum santorum and cleansed while the “Mula Virat” is covered with a waterproof covering.
The entire Garbha Griham, including floors, ceilings and walls, sub-shrines inside the sanctum, puja articles are cleaned with water and Tirumanjanam which is a composition of camphor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric Kicchili Gadda (a root vegetable), etc. is smeared, which acts as a disinfectant.
The covering of the main deity is then removed and the Deities, Deepam and other articles are replaced inside. Special pujas and Naivedyams are then offered to the presiding deity. This ceremony is performed strictly as per the agamas and is conducted four times a year viz. before Ugadi, Anivara Asthanam, Vaikunta Ekadasi and Annual Brahmotsavams.