UTSAVAMS



Vasantotsavam


This is performed on Phalguna Paurnami as a celebration to welcome Vasanta Ruthu. Uthsava Swamy is worshipped with Abhyangam, shoda shopachara pooja and in the evening Dolothsavam is performed. Typical of this day is that Sri Swamy Varu is adored not in gold ornaments but with the garlands made of the dry coconut, groundnut and other dry fruits, grapes etc. Later on Vasantotsavam and Gandhotsavam are performed according to Vedic rites and this culminates with Laalipaata. Devotees who come for darshan on this day are blessed with Vasantham (Gulalu) and Gandham that is offer ed to God.