Tirumala Weekly Sevas

Weekly Sevas in Tirumala / Tirumala Weekly Sevas

  • Visesha Pooja
  • Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana
  • Sahasra Kalasabhishekam
  • Thiruppavada Seva
  • Vastralankara Seva
  • Poorabhishekam

Visesha Pooja in Tirumala / Visesha Puja in Tirumala

Visesha Pooja Reporting Time: 6:45 A.M

Visesha Pooja Seva Time: 7:30 A.M


Visesha Pooja Description:

Visesha Pooja starts around 7:30 a.m, the Utsava murthy is brought to the Mandapam for ‘Chaturdasa Kalasa’ ( which means 14 Kalasas) Visesha Pooja. In the midst of Chanting of Pancha Sukthas, Thirumanjanama is performed start with milk ( From T.T.D Dairy Form which is meant only for Sevas), then water, curds, Sandalwood powder and finally with water. After the sacred bath, Harathi and Puranhuthi, Naiveydam is offered to the Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Visesha Pooja will be performed only on Monday’s.

Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana in Tirumala

Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana Reporting Time: 5 A.M

Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana Seva Time: 6 A.M


Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana Description:

Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana will be performed only on Tuesdays. Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana is introduced in the year 1984 when a Muslim devotee offered 108 gold lotuses to the Lord Sri Venkateswara. Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana start around 6 a.m. After offering Dhoopa and Deepa to the main deity, the priests recite the Dwadasa names of the Lord Malayappa, and with the utterance of each name, one gold lotus is offered at His feet. After this, Archana is performed to the Consorts of the Lord Malayappa, Sri Devi and Bhu Devi. In conclusion of this ritual, Harathi is performed to the Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Sahasra Kalasabhishekam in Tirumala

Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Reporting Time: 5 a.m

Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Time: 6 a.m


Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Description: 

Sahasra Kalasabhishekam will be performed only on Wednesday’s. Sahasra Kalasabhishekam starts around 6 a.m, 1,000 silver vessels filled with sacred water, sandalwood paste and so on are placed on a bed of Paddy. Abhishekam is performed to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, Sri Malayppa Swamy, His Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi and finally Vishvaksena. Later, in the sanctum, Ekantha Ashottara Archana is performed to the main deity in front of temple officers

Tirupapavada Seva in Tirumala

Thiruppavada Seva Reporting Time: 5 a.m

Thiruppavada Seva Starting Time: 6:15 a.m

Thiruppavada Seva Description:

Thiruppavada Seva will be performed only Thursday’s. Thiruppavada Seva starts around 6:15 a.m, in Tirumamani Mandapam. A large quantity of Pulihora ( Tamarind rice) is cooked and offered to the Lord Sri Venkateswara along with several other sweet preparations. They are placed along with coconuts, flowers, sandalwood paste and Vermilion and deepas is offered to the Lord Malayappa amidst the chanting of mantras by the Temple Priests.

Vastralankara Seva, Abhishekam or Punugu Kappu

Nija Pada Darshanam in Tirumala  And Vastralankara Seva in Tirumala


Abhishekam Reporting Time: 3 a.m

Abhishekam Start Time: 3:30 a.m

Vastralankara Seva Reporting Time: 3 a.m

Vastralankara Seva start Time: 3:30 a.m

Nija Pada Darshanam Reporting Time: 5 a.m

Nija Pada Darshanam Start Time: 5:30 a.m


Seva Description:

Punugu Kappu means anointment with Civet Oil or Scented Oil, Called Meditta Punugu. In the Friday Abhishekam, conducted around 3:30 a.m, the deity is anointed with a mixture of Paccha Karpuram, Saffron Paste and musk mixed with a few drops of civet oil. This is collected in silver cups and taken around the Sanctum on the Vimana Pradakshinam in procession accompanied by music. A ball of Civet oil mixed with refined camphor is placed at the feet of the Lord Sri Venkateswara. Then, Thirumanjanam or the sacred bath is performed for the deity first with water brought from Akasha Ganga which is poured through a conch covered with gold. Then the Lord Venkateswara is bathed with Milk (brought from T.T.D Dairy Form) and then with water.

Sri Ramanjua is supposed to have initiated this weekly Thirumanjanam, later this became a weekly seva during the period of Sri Krsihna Deva Raya. After this Abhishekam, a mixture of sandalwood paste, saffron and refined camphor (Paccha Karpuram) is applied to the Idol. Again Abhishekam is performed with water amidst the chanting of Purusha Suktham, Narayana Suktham, Sri Suktham, Nila Suktham and the Prabandam.

After Abhishekam, Vastralankara  Seva (Vasatralankarana Seva) between 3 a.m to 3:30 a.m and Nija Pada Darshanam at 5:30 a.m.

Paccha Karpuram and Kasturi (musk) are used after Abhishekam and Punugu Kappu is used for putting on the Urdhava Pundram for the idol.

Theertham is collected in Silver cups during Thirumanjam and this is the Abhishekam Theertham from the body of the Lord Venkateswara with a little refined camphor and saffron that is distributed to the devotees. Then the deity is dried and receives a light of smearing of civet oil from head to foot. The face is lightly powdered and the usual Namam of Camphor and musk is drawn on the forehead.

Abhishekam is performed to the Goddess Lakshmi resident in the pendant of the gold chain resting on the chest of the Lord Venkateswara amidst chanting of Sri Suktham. And Finally Harathi is performed. Then the white Namam is made thicker and broader. Then Lord Sri Venkateswara is dressed in Pitambharam and adorned with valuable jewels and ornaments.

Sri Padarenut that is the Paccha Karpuram and Kasturi removed from the face of the main deity are mixed with civet oil collected from the feet of the Lord and kneaded by hand. A portion is distributed to the devotees in packets. This practice perhaps is related to the legendary tale in which Ananthalawar pressed camphor to the chin of the Dhruva Murthy to stop the oozing of blood from the wound on his chin.

According to inscription, the hour long Abhishekam for the main idol was introduced by Sri Krishna Dev Raya in the year 1429.


Poorabhishekam will be held on Friday’s and it is 52 Poorabhishekam’s in an year.

Ticket Cost: Rs. 1250

Number of person allowed per ticket: 1

Reporting Time: 3:30 am

Reporting place: VQC I

Devotees should assemble in front of the Parakamani, and the names of the seva kartas of Vastralankara Seva, Udayasthamana Seva, and Poorabhishekam were called out respectively in date wise priority.

Poorabhishekam ticket holders are allowed to sit from the  Bangaru Vakili to the Garudalwar Shrine in Thirumamani Mantapam. Ladies should sit on the left side of Lord and gents to the right.

While performing Abhishekam the lights in the Sayana Mantapam, Ramar Madai, Snapana Mantapam and Tirumamani Mantapam will be turned off so that the Abhishekam is visible to all the devotees near the Garuda Shrine.

Poorabhishekam Procedure

The Holy body of the Idol including face, is smeared with civet-oil and then the Tiruman-Kappu, the vertical whilte Vaishnavait mark in two thick patches, is performed with fine dust of refined camphor. together with an intermediate black one of musk. Further, in the present-day vocabulary of the temple, punugukapu includes not only the civet-oil and camphor but also musk and saffron, the former being used for putting on the middle mark Kasturi-Tilakam on the forehead, and the latter for making up the sandal paste besides being one of the articles of perfumery for the abhishekam.

It is therefore probable that the two terms pulugu-kappu and punugu-kapu are mere variants and that the former comprised of the same four articles as the latter now does, namely punugu (civet) , paccha karpuram (refined camphor) , kasturi (musk) and kumkumapuvvu or Kesari (saffron).

How to booking Poorabhishekam Tickets?

1) Under Current booking, Poorabhishekam tickets will be issued. Tickets can be  availed using high recommendation letters

2) Submitting recommendation letter at J.E.O Camp Office

3) If letter is approved, SMS will be delivered to the registered mobile number

4) After receiving SMS , you are good to collect tickets at MBC 34 by displaying message and ID proofs.

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    Dear Sir,

    How to book Vastralankara Seva / Abhishekam or Punugu Kappu seva/ nigapada seva , how many people allowed, cost/head, place of reporting

    • Dear Sir
      It is only thru lucky dip booking. Vastralankara Seva and Abhishekam can be availed thru lucky dip booking. Nijapada Darshanam can be availed either online booking or Lucky dip booking.
      Vastralankarna seva ticket cost Rs.12500 (5 members allowed). Nijapada Darshanam cost Rs.300 per head.
      Abhishekam costs Rs.1500 for 2 persons

  2. Hi Kamal

    Pls let us know for vishesha pooja seva, are the ticket holders allowed for darshan upto kulashekara padi or darshan from outside Jaya Vijaylu

  3. How can i book Sahasra Kalasabhishekam seva online?

    What will be the cost of the tickets and how many persons will be allowed

  4. Nagesh Vankadara

    Hi !

    Ca n i get information on Shashtipoorti performance to my parents in detail like When & Where names has to be registered? Cost of tickets? etc. i tried in many ways but failed to get the information how to approach. Can you please help.

    Awaiting for your help!

    Thanks & regards,

    Nagesh V

    • Dear Sir,
      Shasti Poorthi to be performed separately. Please book Rs.2000 for 2 days using 2 login IDs. On reaching Tirumala, please engage purohit at Purohit Sangam who will let you know the items required. After performing Shasti poorthi at Cottage, please book any seva or Darshan ticket for your parents so that they can have Darshan on the same day

  5. Dear Kamal,

    plz share the information about october and november arjita seva tickets release date …. Which days the sevas will not be there during brahmotsavams period kamal?? In november also any special pujas are there which causes the cancellation of arjita sevas in that nov month……

    Thanking you,


    • Dear Sir,
      All sevas will be cancelled during Brahmotsavam days ie. for 9 days. Please check on 5th Aug at 11 am for quota release dates.
      I will check the calendar and let you know the special days when Sevas will not be performed.
      TTD will not release Seva on special days so you will know while booking the seva tickets

  6. Dear Sir,
    I want to know what all sevas will be perfomed in garbha gudi, and we are allowed to sit and watch and how to book those tickets online.
    Thank You

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