Pavalimpu Seva Or Ekantha Seva in Tirumala
The Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, except during the Dhanurmasa month, will be laid down on in the Cradle hung by silver chains hanging from a beam in the Mukha Mantap. This Mantap is known by Sayana Mantap, which means resting place. This Seva process is also known as Ekantha Seva. This is the final ritual in the daily Sevas to put the Lord to sleep.
During this time, milk, fruits, almond nuts etc, will be offered to the Lord Venkateswara. Two Sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed at the Holy feet of the Lord after removing the Kavacham. Half of the sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed on the chest of Bhoga Srinivasa Murti, a quarter on Alamelu Manga Thayar’s chest. Another quarter will be left for the night puja by Brahma.
Tarigonda Vengamamba’s Harati will be performed in a plate inlaid with the pear-studded image of one of the Dasavatarms each day brought by a descendant of the family, after offering milk and a few pieces of cashew nuts. A descendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya poet sings few Sankeertanas of Annamayya.
This Seva will be performed to Bhoga Srinivasa Murti for 11 months in a year while in the Dhanurmasa month the Idol of Sri Krishna receives it.
It is during this Seva that the silver cups, filled with water are placed for worship by Brahma and half the Phalam and Chandanam are also kept there.
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