As per the tradition followed by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTDs), temple accounts
begin from Dakshinayana (winter solstice) in July.
Anivara Asthanam, the grand durbar festival of Lord Venkateswara otherwise known
as “Accounting Festival”, is celebrated on
that day (usually on July 16).
On this day the previous year's accounts are submitted to the Lord and begin a new
financial year opening a new book. All the principal officers of the temple deposit
their insignia of office at the feet of the Lord and take them back. The significance
of the ceremony is that the Lord allows them to hold their respective offices as
He found them fit.
In the evening the Lord is taken round in a procession along the four mada streets
on a richly decorated floral palanquin. It is a remarkable spectacle for devotees
who participate in this religious fete. Lord Sri Malayappa Swami and His consorts
are exquisitely adorned with ornaments and garlands during this arjitha seva.
In the evening the Lord is taken round along the four Mada streets in procession
on a richly decorated floral palanquin. It is a remarkable spectacle for
devotees who paticipate in this arjita seva to withness and enjoy the majestic
presence of the Lord.
“Om Namo Venkatesaya
Srivari Seva - Manava Sevaye Madhava Seva”