Kalyanotsavam is a very special and sacred Seva of the Lord in Tirupati, which includes the marriage of the Lord Venkateswara with Goddess Lakshmi and Padamvathi. This is a holy ritual that every devotee likes to witness and be blessed from the Lord.
During Kalyanotsavam, special marriage of the Lord Sri Malayappa swami and his brides Sridevi and Bhudevi is performed in the marriage hall of Sampangi Pradakshinam, in front of the devotees. The Lord and his brides are made to face each other with a curtain in between them. The vedic priests perform holy poojas and homas and the curtain is removed at an auspicious moment, when the Lord and his brides can see each other. This is followed by the sacred Mangala sutra ceremony, Thalambralu and then the deities are decorated with all kinds of precious jewellery. Kalyanotsavam allows devotees to witness this sacred programme directly.
The Kalyanotsavam seva lasts for about one hour. To witness this special seva, you need to book the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Kalyanam tickets. The cost of each ticket is 1000 Rs, which allows one person to witness the marriage ceremony of the Lord. The devotees are also given one silver Pendant of 2 grams, laddu prasadam, one vastra bahumanam, along with Lord’s akshantalu as a blessing. After completeing the seva, the ticket holders are also sent for the darshan of the main god in sanctorum. The Kalyanam tickets can be purchased at Tirumala Vijaya bank the day before. Tirumala or can also be reserved online at http://www.ttdsevaonline.com/