Anivara Asthanam takes place every year in Tirumala on Karkataka Sankranthi during the
auspicious period of Dakshinayana in July. Since it takes place on the last day of Tamil Ani
maasa, it is called Anivara Asthanam.
In the past, the annual accounting of the Lord’s income and expenditure, assets and
liabilities, etc used to commence on the day of Anivara Asthanam. The budget is now
shifted to April as per the modern practice. The utsava, however, continues to take place as usual.
This ceremony takes place before the Golden Entrance in which only priests, Jiyyengars,
officers and employees of the temple participate.