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Why “Srinivasa Kalyana” is being observed twice...
Why “Srinivasa Kalyana” is being observed twice, once in Vaishaka Shudda Dashami and once in Ashwayuja Shudda Dashami? Vaishaka Shudda Dashami is the day on which the Kalyanotsava of Srinivasa – Padmavathi was held. Ashwayuja Shudda Dashami is the Brahmotsava day. After kalyana with Padmavathi Srinivasa stayed in Mangapura @ Agastyashrama for 6 months, loka shikshanaartham that the new wedded couple must not climb hill after the marriage for six months. Ofcourse Srinivasa – Padmavathi does not have any such formalities, it is just for the shikshana of the public that he has done. After six months, Srinivasa sat in the Chariot made by Vishwakarma, for the ten days Brahma did the procession. That is why even today Brahmotsava is being observed. We call this period as Brahmotsava period, as Brahma himself does the Utsava for Srinivasa during the period. That is why Srinivasa Kalyanotsava is being observed in both the periods once in Vaishaka Maasa and once in Ashwayuja Maasa.
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