Sri Venkateswara Temple - Brahmotsavam 23/09/2017 - 02/10/2017

Brahmotsavam is the most important annual fête celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Helensburgh NSW. The event is conducted for ten days during Hindu Calendar month of PuratAsi / Ashvin which falls in between the English months September and October.
During the festival, the Utsava-murti (processional deity) of the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara  along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi, will be taken on a procession on different Vahanams on the streets surrounding the temple.  The celebration attracts pilgrims and tourists from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Brahmotsavam is a holy cleansing ceremony in honour of Lord Brahma.  As per the legend it is believed that Lord Brahma will descend to the earth to conduct this festival and hence the festival got the name Brahmotsavams, meaning an utsavam(festival) performed by Brahma.[3] Sri Venkteswara Sahasranamastotra has references to Brahma performing the festival.  
You can be part of this Utsavam in more than one way. You can provide Srama dhanam meaning Volunteer work, sponsor Anna dhanam meaning Provide Prasadham. Dhanya dhanam meaning Donate groceries. Provide Nidhi dhanam meaning Sponsor ritual, vasthram, flowers etc. and grace this thanksgiving festival to the Lord.

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