Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam
Conducted at Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple
Sri Krishna Mandir
Venue: Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple
31 Wooleytown Road, Morganville,
Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center
HATCC (Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple) conducted Srinivasa Kalyanam (Tirupati Balaji’s Wedding) at our temple premises on July 15th, 2023. Priests from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams performed the celestial wedding. Devotees were blessed and benefitted by participating in the ceremony after the Pandemic and current uncertain economic conditions. Participation in the celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara is a great blessing.
HATCC thank all the devotees who have come and participated in the Divya Kalyanam Mahotsvam and got the blessings of Srivaaru.
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Om Namo Venkatesaya
Donation Amount $100,000 Srivaari Kalyaanam
Donation Amount $50,000 Srivaari Kalyana Maha Mantapam
Donation Amount $30,000 Srivaari Kalyanam Anna Danam
Raja Poshaka - Acharya
Donation Amount $25,000 Srivaari Kalyanam Acharya
Raja Poshaka - Kalyana Vedika
Donation Amount $25,000 Srivaari Kalyanam Kalyana Vedika
Poshaka - Alankaram
Donation Amount $10,000 Srivaari Kalyanam Alankaram
Poshaka - Vastra Abharanalu
Donation Amount $10,000 SriVaari Kayanam Kalyanam Vastra and Abharanalu
Poshaka - Saankethika
Donation Amount $10,000
(Kalyanam A/V )
Ardha Sahasra Daatha
Om Namo Narayanaya
Why is kalyanotsavam done?
The main purpose of Kalyanotsavam is to provide both yoga and kshema for the devotee. Yoga means to get something that you do not have, such as children or a house. Kshema means securing what you already have, like wealth and health. Performing Kalyanotsavam allows both wishes to be fulfilled.
Kalyanotsavam – meaning
Anything that brings joy and contentment is referred to as kalyanam. Kalyam sukham anayati prapayati iti kalyanam. Kalyanam is commonly associated with marriage because marriage can bring immense joy to one’s life. Since it is the marriage of Swamy Venkateswara, it is celebrated as an utsava (festival). Swamy Venkateswara’s marriage with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi is celebrated every day to honor their divine union. The festivities associated with this sacred event are a joyous occasion for everyone involved.
History of kalyanotsavam
The kalyanotsavam at Tirumala was started by Tallapaka Annamacharya in the 15th century. 120 varahas were transferred to the Lord’s treasury for this purpose. Furthermore, he donated a number of villages so that the festival could continue uninterrupted.
Annamcharya’s descendants carried on the tradition. According to an inscription, Tallapaka Chinna Tirumalacharya, the grandson of Annamacharya conducted kalayanotsavam in the year 1547 at the Lakshmi Devi Pandal of Govindaraja Perumal temple. Originally, kalyanotsavam was held once a year.
Chinna Tirumalayyangar, and Tiruvedayyan have also contributed towards the development of kalyanotsavam into a grand festival.
At Tirumala, the venue kept shifting from the golden entrance of Mahadwaram to the marriage hall on the way to Vimana parikrama to Ranganayaka Mandapam to the present Venkata Ramana Swamy marriage hall.
Kalyanotsavam is the grand celebration of the wedding of Venkateswara Swamy (Malayappa Swamy) with Sridevi and Bhudevi.
Kalyanotsavam is conducted by Vaikhanasa priests along with another purohita called the Brihaspati. There is also a torch-bearer called Vochi who is part of the ceremony.
Perumal(idol) sits on one simhasana. The brides, Sridevi and Bhudevi sit on another simhasana. First, the marriage of Perumal with Sridevi takes place, thereafter with Bhudevi. All the standard steps of Vedic marriage are performed as below –
- Vishwaksena aradhana
- Punyaha vachanam
- Raksha bandhanam
- Agni sthapanam
- Koorcha pradanam
- Vastra pradanam
- Mangalya dharanam
- Vivaha homam
During the ceremony, a curtain is held between Perumal and the Goddesses. They can see each other only after the curtain is removed at an appropriate time.
- 21 generations of the participant devotee will be absolved of all sins.
- Participants will live a long life.
- It will bring peace and harmony to the family,
- The bond among family members increases.
- Brings generosity and compassion.
- Elevation of spiritual level.
- Gain of knowledge.
- Blessing for successful and timely marriage for son or daughter.
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