Ankurarpanam – Kapila Theertham
Tirupati, 9 February 2015: As a prelude to annual Brahmotsavams, the traditional ritual Ankurarpanam has been performed at both Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram (which is 8 km from Tirupati ) and Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple in Tirupati on Monday evening. Ankurararpanam Kapila Theertham marks the start of Brahmotsavam.
Brahmotsavams will begin both at Sri Srinivasa Mangapuram temple and Kapila Theertam temple from February 10 with Dhwajarohanam on Tuesday.
While ‘Ankurarpanam’, is considered the initiating ritual, wherein nine types of seeds will be sowed to signify fertility, prosperity and abundance. Ankurarpanam implies that the mega religious event of brahmotsavams should flourish well and shower prosperity on devotees. This ritual is usually performed in all Vaishnavaite and Saivaite temples especially under the umbrella of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati.
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How to reach Kapila Theertham?
The direct bus is available from Tirupati Bus station and Railway station to the temple.
It takes 30 – 45 mins from Railway station and 20 mins from Tirupati bus station.