Weekly Sevas in Tirumala / Tirumala Weekly Sevas
- Visesha Pooja
- Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana
- Sahasra Kalasabhishekam
- Thiruppavada Seva
- Vastralankara Seva
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
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.
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.