Hampi-Festivals

chaitra sukla padyami JAYA NAMA ugadi - Panchanga Sravanam
chaitra sukla navami Sri Rama Navami
chaitra sukla navami Sri Bhuvaneswari Avatara Parvadinam
chaitra sukla navami Sri virupaksheswara Swamivarla Brahmotsavas Starting
chaitra sukla trayodasi Sri Pampa Virupaksheswara Swami vari Kalyana Utsavam
chaitra sukla trayodasi Sri Virupaksha Vidyaranya Peethadis jayanthi
chaitra sukla pournami Sri Swamijis Brahma rathotsvam
chaitra sukla pournami Sri Virupaksha swami and Sri hampi Peethadipati's Kireeta dharana Mahotsavam
chaitra krishna vidiya Sri chakra teertha Kodamda ramaswamy Kalyana Utsavam an Chariot festival
vaisaka sukla trutiya Sri Vidyaranya Aradhana vaisaka sukla chavithi Sri Malayala Brahma Aradhana vaisaka sukla panchami Sri Shankara Jayanti
vaisaka sukla dwadasi Sri Sacchidanamda Shankara Bharati Swamiji's Aradhana
vaisaka pournami Sri Virupaksha Giripradikshana Utsavam
vaisaka krishna dasami sri hanumat jayanthi
jyestha sukla dwadasi sri adishankara kailasa agamanam
jyestha sukla pournami janmotsavam of Present Pontiff
ashada sukla pournami Gurupoornima Commence of Chaturmasa Vrata of the Pontiff
sravana pournami Noolu poornima
sravana krishna padyami Sri MadabhinavodandaNrusimha Bharati swamiji's Vardhanti
sravana krishna astami Sri Krishnasthami Sravanamasa vrata for 4 weeks every monday Special Poojas for Sri Virupaksha for 4 Tue, and 4 Fridays Special Poojas Sri Bhuvaneshwari devi Swarna Gauri pooja
bhadra pada sukla chavithi Varasiddi Vinayaka Varatam
bhadra pada sukla trayodasi Pattabhi sheka Utsavam of Present Pontiff
devi navaratri festivals padyami-dasami spl poojas, abhishekam, kumkumarchana by H.H TO VIRUPAKSHA SWAMI, PAMPA AND SRI BHUVANESHWARI DEVI
aswija sukla padyami sri pampa sri bhuvaneshwari devi
aswija sukla vidiya sri bala tripurasundari devi avatara
aswija sukla trutiya sri annapoorna devi,sri gayatriavatara
aswija sukla chavithi, panchami, shasti sri gayatri devi. sri maha laxmi devi, sri lalitha devi
aswija sukla saptami sri sharada pooja
aswija sukla astami Durga Pooja
aswija sukla navami Ayudhapooja, Kalika Pooja
aswija sukla dasami Vijaya dasami - Shami pooja Special Varatam by the Mutt Pontiff Sri Nrusimha Bharati Maha swamiji's Jayanti
Karteeka masa Starting and every there will be special Kartiika Utsavas to Virupaksha
kartika sukla saptami sri vidyashankara lambikayoga pravesaha
katika sukla astami gosthastami, sri karthaveera jayanti
kartika sukla pournami HH Vidyaranya Swamiji's Chatrurmasa Vrata ending - chokkapa dahanam
margasira sukla shasti Subrahmanya Shashti
margasira sukla astami kalabhairava astami
margasira sukla chaturdasi Sri Datta Jayanti
margasira sukla Sri Virupaksha swami's Tepotsavam margasira sukla pournami Sri Chakra Teertha Utsavam
Sri Phala Pooja in Kodanda Ramaswami Temple Danurmasa Arambham - Special Poojas
magha krishna chaturdasi MAHA SIVARATRI celebrations

The Festivities of pampa Virupaksheshwara swamy

The festivals that are celebration this holy place are chiefly three Chokka- Dahana. It is also called (Fire). It takes place on Kartika Shuddha Pournima every year. Phala Pooja : This festival is also called 'Siri'. It will be held on Margasira Bahula Dwitiya. This is a very rare festival performed to God and Goddess throught the world. In almost all the temples Kalayanaotsava (Wedding ceremony) is performed for God and Goddess, but for the Sri Virupaksha Swamy prior to Kalyanaotsava Phalapooja festival (marriage fixing ceremony) is performed for three days. The ceremony starts on Margashirsha Poornima (Full Moon day) (roughly in the month of December). On that day Sri Virupaksha Swamy thepposavam festival (placing God and Goddess in the theppa i.e. decorated boat like vessel) and making five rounds in the big pond (Manmukha kunda) situated in the North-East direction of the main temple. On the third day i.e. on Margashirsha Krishna Dwiteeya after the completion of third abhishekam for Lord Sri Virupaksha Swamy, the God and Goddess are placed on silver Vrishabha Vahana (Silver Bull) and taken to Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple in a grand procession. Here for this rare ceremony Sri Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sri Hampi Virupaksha Vidyaranya Samasthanam and The Heriditory Trustee of Sri Virupaksha Swamy temple and Group temples, will participate from Sri Virupaksha Swamy side (Bride groom side) and Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Devi Sita lakshamana and King Sugreeva from Goddess side (Bride's side). In this festival the auspicious day and hour of the wedding ceremoney of Virupaksheshwara swamy is decided.

The Kalyanotsava and Rathosava (Car festival ) of Sri Virupaksheshwara is also called 'Sampathi'. There is a tradition from long past to celebrate the rathotsava of Sri Chandra Mouleshwara the worshipping deity of Sri Vidyaranya along with that of Sri Pampa Virupaksheshwara in a separate chariots. The chariot of Sri Chandra Moulishwara was constructed by king Bukka Raya for the satisfaction of Sri Vidyaranya. The greatness of this Rathotsava has been composed in the form of poetry in 'CHAMPU' style by poet Ahobala which describes what actualy he had seen during rathotsava

The festival of Navaratri used to take place for nine days. The Maha Navami Dibba exists even today as if it reminds about the said festival. Even to day we can see this function being celebrated in Sri Virupaksha Vidyaranya Samasthanam for Ten days. On Nineth day i.e. Maharnavami day Sri Chandi Yagnam is performed.