April 6 - Ugadi
The temple court ceremony was performed on the occasion of the Telugu New Year Day on Ugadi. As a part of the auspicious occasion, after Suprabhata Seva, temple cleansing-Suddhi and Thomala Seva (in Ekantkam) was performed. Later the processional deities are provided with Visesha Samarpana and the deities are taken inside the Vakili where Asthanam is performed. Before that the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and Utsava Murthies and also Lord Sri Viswaksena was adorned in new clothes. After that Sri Jaya Nama Panchanga Shravanam was rendered by the scholar.
April 13 - Rama Navami
On the occasion of Holy festival of Sri Rama navami celebrations at Srivari Temple, procession was held. At night the Sri Rama Navami Asthanam was performed. The Colorful and glittering event of Sri Rama Pattabhisekam was performed inside the Temple. Sahasra deepalankara sevas and other arjita sevas were performed as usual.
May 7 - Akshaya Tritiya
Fasting, religious and spiritual pursuits, charity, japa on Akshaya Tritiya are considered sacred. Worshiping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu will bestow upon us the blessings of the Supreme Lord. This auspicious festival was celebrated with great fervour and receive bountiful wealth, prosperity and happiness.
May 17 - Narasimha Jayanti
Narasimha Chaturdashi is celebrated is on Vaisakh Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Shukla Paksh. This year Narasimha Jayanti fell on May 17. Notably, the Lord Narasimha (half man and half lion) is the fourth incarnation/ avatar of Lord Vishnu as he appeared as a lion-man (nara-simha), with the face and features of a lion but the body of a man on the day of Narasimha Jayanti. Lord Narasimha was instrumental in the killing of demon Hiranyakashipa on this day. According to scriptures, Lord Narasimha appeared during the sunset on Chaturdashi and that is why his puja is performed during those hours. It is said that the purpose of Narasimha Jayanti is to remove adharma (the path of wickedness) and to follow the path of dharma (the path of righteousness), which signifies the path towards correct deeds and not harming anyone.
July 11 - Chaturmasa celebrations
Devotees observe Chaturmasa Deeksha since ages, Chaturmasa Vrata is usually observed by seers, pontiffs and holy men starting from Ashadham to Krthika months. During this period they observe strict dietary, perform homas, Yagas and Vratam for the wellbeing of the humanity. Amidst chanting of Veda Mantras. At the sanctum Sanctorum, Vedic pandits offered “Melchat Vastram” and“Noolchat Vastram” which were placed at the Lotus feet of Lord Saligrama Srinivasa.
Sep 29 - Navarathri
Every second of Navaratri is a precious moment as the Divine Mother is in her most glorious and magnanimous form. She is forgiveness personified and showers unconditional love and blessings to all who approach Her at this sacred time. Special pujas and Annadanam were performed for the devotees that will attend Navaratri.
March 14 - Sri Srinivasa kalyanotsavam
Kalyanotsavam , marks the hour-long celestial wedding ritual performed according Vaikasa Agama Sastra for the Utsava Murthis of the Lord along with His consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi. Priest conducts the marriage and an archaka is consecrated to perform other rituals on behalf of the bridegroom. The idols of The Lord and His brides face each other with a screen in between them. After the priests perform appropriate homam,followed by Mangala sutra dharana, Tahlambralu and then Lord and his consorts are garlanded,Agni Pratishta, Vastra Samarpana, Maha Sankalpam, Kanyadanam, Mangalya Dharana Mahotsavam, Varana Mayiram, Aarti were rendered marking the grand ending of the Celestial Wedding Ceremony of Lord Malayappa Swamy with His two Consorts-Sri Devi and Bhu Devi.
March 18 - Ugadi
ASTHANA SEVA - 10 AM followed by PANCHANGANA SRAVANAM. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit. Ugadi is the Lunar New Year's Day for the people in India. The date of Ugadi is based on calculations of the position of the moon dating back to 12th century. Ugadi begins on the first new moon after the Spring Equinox. Ugadi is celebrated the next morning as an Indian day starts at sunrise.This date usually falls in late March or early April in the western calendar and this date moon signifies a change in the seasons and essentially means Ugadi is a spring festival. The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (starting) - 'the beginning of a new age'.
March 25 - Rama navami
Celebrated on the occasion of Lord Rama's birthday, Ram Navami is a Hindu spring festival, observed on the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navratri. Ram Navami marks the arrival of Lord Vishnu's seventh avatar, Rama. In view of the festival of Sri Rama Navami on March 25, Sri Srinivasa Saligrama Devasthanam at Ramohalli, the Temple priests perform Snapana Tirumanjanam (Celestial Bath) to Processional Deities of Lord Rama, Seetha, Lakshmana, Anjaneya Swamy. Kalynotsavam started at 10 AM. The ceremony is accompanied by Rama Katha recitals (stories of Rama), or bhajan or kirtan (a religious song). A lot of devotees also observe fast on this auspicious day.
April 18 - Akshaya Tritiya
Sri Padmavti Devi abhishekam was performed at 8:30 AM. Pooja, Sadhana, and feeding the poor, doing any charity and benevolent acts with a clean and pure heart are the most important things of this auspicious day. Self realization, It is being and becoming, not hearing and acknowledging; it is the whole soul becoming changed in to what it believes. “Each soul is potentially divine”. The highest goal of human life is to manifest this divinity with in, the fruits of these are multiplied, blessing devotees with spiritual growth, all prosperities, and the abundant grace. Devotees prayed Lord Saligrama Srinivasa to bless and guide us to the highest goal of our Life. Devotees celebrated Akshaya Tritiya in the presence of Lord Sri Saligrama Srinivasa.
April 28 - Sri Narasimha Jayanathi
Narasimha Jayanti marks the day on which Lord Narasimha appeared. It often falls on Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi and is known as the birth of Narasimha- the 4th avatar of Lord Vishnu. The day is going to collide with Swati Nakshatra and Saturday which is deemed to be highly auspicious. Narasimha Jayanti signifies the win of good over evil. It gives people a lesson that no matter how strong evil may be, it can be defeated. The power of belief is stronger than anything. It is said that people who fast on this day get Bhagwan Vishnu’s blessings. The Lord also fulfills their wishes and desires.
May 10 - Hanuma Jayanthi
The temple priests performed special pujas including Panchamrithabhishekam with milk, curd, honey, coconut water and Sandal paste to the Anjaneya Swamy followed by Archana, Arathi, Naivedyam.
Aug 6 - Garuda Panchami
The Processional deity of Sri Malayappa Swamy was taken on procession for utsava seva on the occasion of Garuda Panchami on evening.
Aug 24 - Varalakshmi Vratam
The annual festival of prosperity attracting the Hindu women folk of the country, Sri Varamahalakshmi Vratam, was performed. As part of the festival, Suprabatham, Sahasrarchabna Nityarchana, Abhishekam for utsava and Moola idols were performed in the morning and later the Utsava idol of Padmavati was brought to the Mandapam for the rituals of Sankalpam, Vishwaksena Aradhana, Punyavachanam, Sahasranam, Kalasha sthapana Kumkumarchana, Vrata Vaishistam, Maha mangalarathi. The Asthana mandapam was decorated colorfully with flowers and oil lamps. Later the Sri Varamahalakshmi vratam was celebrated in traditional style. The temple priest narrated the legend of Varalakshmi vratam as glorified in the Skanda puranam. As part of the festival the deity was taken around for procession in the evening in temple premises.
Sep 2 - Krishnaashtami
The Gokulashtami festival, heralding the birth of Sri Krishna was performed at the Srivari Temple on Sep 2nd. The festival, special prayers and pujas for Sri Krishna were conducted. Similarly Utsavam was performed in a majestic manner in which the utsava idol of Sri Malayappa Swamy was taken out in a procession.
Sep 12 - Sri Bhu Varaha Jayanthi
Sri Bhu Varaha jayanti has been celebrated with utmost religious fervour in Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy, started with the ceremonial Kalasa Sthapana, Kalasa Puja, Punyahavachanam.
Oct 18 - Vijaya Dasami
The temple priests performed special pujas, Dussehra is interpreted as “Das-Hara” i.e. cutting of the ten heads of Ravana, symbolically meaning overcoming passion, pride, anger, greed, infatuation, lust, hatred, jealousy, selfishness and wickedness of our demon, the Ego. It means triumph of good over evil.
Nov 6 - Naraka chaturdasi
This Hindu festival falls on Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha as per the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar in the month of Ashvin. The temple priests performed special pujas. According to the Hindu mythology, on this day a demon, Narakasura was killed by Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali. This festival celebrates the victory of good over evil.
Nov 7 - Diwali
On the occasion of Deepavali - the, festival of lights, ‘Deepavali Asthanam’ was performed with religious fervour in temple in a ceremonious manner. The ‘Deepavali Asthanam’ was preceded by special rituals like ‘Vishesha Padi’ and presentation of new silk ‘Vastrams’ to the main deity followed by a procession taken out around the ‘Prakaram’ inside the temple devotees and temple priests. The processional deity of Lord Venkateswara, Sri Vishwaksenula Varu, was seated on another seat to the left side of the Lord. Special pujas and harati were offered to the Lord amidst chanting of vedic hymns by temple priests. After the Teertham, ‘shatari’ and ‘prasadams’ were offered to who took part in the festival.
Dec 18 - Vaikunta Ekadasi
Vaikunta Ekadasi is one of the most anticipated annual festival at the Saligrama temple because it is believed that any devotee who walks through the door will be freed from the cycle of rebirth and eternal bliss.
Sri Vishnu Deepotsava
On December 3, 2017 Sri Srinivas Saligrama Devasthana grandly celebrated Sri Vishnu Deepotsava festival. In commemoration of Krittika Agni Nakshatram and Pournami occurring on the same day, the entire temple was illuminated with the light of hundreds of earthen lamps. The festivities commenced with Sri Vishvaksena Puja, Punyaha Vachana, and Deepa Lakshmi Puja. Devotees lit lamps throughout the temple and received the blessings of the gracious Sri Saligrama Srinivasa and Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi.
Maha Mandala Abhishekam
Per the Vaikhanasa Agama, a Maha Mandala Abhishekam is to be conducted 48 days after the completion of a Kumbhabhishekam. This puja was conducted for the purpose of world peace and prosperity and conferred the benefits of witnessing the Kumbhabhishekam itself. As a part of the Mandala Abhishekam, the Kumbham above the main shrine was worshipped with powerful mantras, and an Abhishekam was performed for all Deities. Additionally, a grand Kalyana Utsavam and Homam were conducted and devotees where blessed with the grace of Sri Saligrama Srinivasa and Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi.
In February 2017 Amma Sri Karunamayi blessed the city of Bengaluru with a unique temple enshrining over 25,000 sacred Saligramas and powerful Shanti Yantras. In order to energize and further sanctify the temple, a grand Kumbhabishekam was performed over a period of four days. The Kumbhabhishekam program included various unique yagnas and special pujas, and concluded with the installation of the main deity, Sri Saligrama Srinivasa. Many lifetimes of Karmas where removed from the devotees who participated in this powerful ceremony.