Sri Srinivasa Divya Anugraha Homam: Cost, Timings, and Benefits

Sri Srinivasa Divya Anugraha Visesha Homam: Cost, Timings, and Benefits

Hindu Dharmic texts say that “homam” is a ritual of devotion that plays a big part in bringing on the blessings of the Lord Almighty through agni. For followers who come to Tirupati, seeing Tirumala gives them perfect happiness and makes them feel blessed for life. Taking part in a holy ritual like a “Homam” at the lotus feet of Lord Venkateswara, which directly calls on the benefits of God, however, brings spiritual happiness to a whole new level. This is why the people in charge of TTD came up with the idea of holding a “Homam” at Alipiri, Tirupati, with the help of Sri Venkateswara Vedic University.

As an individual, doing a homam is usually very costly. It is affordable when a “Samoohika Homam,” is done by a group, as the cost will be shared between the devotees. When carried out by the TTD, who is in charge of Lord Venkateswara, this type of homam is even more potent spiritually.

The TTD has planned to release Srinivasa Divyanugraha Homam tickets, which will be held at the Sapta Go Pradakshina Mandiram in Alipiri starting on November 23. As part of one of its primary objectives to spread Sanatana Hindu Dharma, TTD plans to issue 50 offline and 50 online tickets to the blessed Homam that will be held for the benefit of all people.

Dress Code

  • Gents: dhoti (white) and shirt or kurta and pyjama.
  • Ladies: saree or salwar kameez (with Pallu Compulsory).
  • All devotees are requested not to wear clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, etc., as they are strictly prohibited, irrespective of age group.

Sri Srinivasa Divya Anugraha Visesha Homam

  • “Sri Srinivasa Divyaanugraha Homam” is held every day as a Nitya Homam at Alipiri Saptha Go-Pradakshina Mandiram in Tirupati as part of the TTD’s plan to move Hindu Sanatana Dharma forward in a big way.
  • In November 2023, the Homam was officially opened on the auspicious day of Utthana Ekadasi in the holy month of Kartheeka.
  • It is beneficial to ask Lord Srinivasa for his divine benefits through Homam. Take part in this Divine Homam, and Lord Srinivasa will bless you.
  • This Homam is performed every day from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Only about 200 Grihasthas (400 people) can participate in this homam.
  • 150 tickets can be booked online, and 50 are available in person for devotees who reach Mandap directly.
  • The ticket price is Rs. 1000, and two people can use it.
  • The people who come to this homam can purchase special entry darshan tickets for Rs. 300 for Tirumala darshan.
  • It will soon be able to hold 500 tickets daily, so the TTD is building a bigger “Homa Vedika” nearby.

Sri Srinivasa Divya Anugraha Visesha Homam Procedure

The training staff for this Homam is from the Department of Vaikhanasa Agama at Sri Venkateswara Vedic University in Tirupati. They are following the rules of Vaikhanasa Agama. As part of the process, the image of Sri Venkateswara is tied to a “Raksha Sutram” or “Deeksha Kankanam,” and the Viswaksena Puja is performed. After each person’s “Gotra Nama” is read aloud, “Sankalpam” will be done. There are nine heavenly forms of the Lord, called “Nava Kundams,” set up there. One is Vishnu; the others are Purusha, Satya, Achyuta, Aniruddha, Kapila, Yagna, Narayana, and Punya.

With Chaturveda’s and Sastra’s parayanam,  “Kumbhaaradhana” will be done, and “Ashtothara Namavali” will be read out loud while “Harathi Samarpana” is offered to the god and the Kundams. Hymns from the Panchasuktam and the “Ekakshara Suktam,” discussed in the Vaikhanasa Agama, will be read. In the same way, the 108 mantras that makeup “Paaramatmika Upanishaď” in Vaikhanasa Agama are read out loud. They talk about the divine qualities of Maha Vishnu, the glory of His Dasavatharas, the world, and the five elements, or “Panchabhuta Tattva.”

Srinivasa Divya Anugraha homam will be performed at Sri Venkateswara Saptha Go Pradakshinasala in Alipiri, Tirupati so that professors from the nearby Vedic University can reach the mandap daily. In addition to the seven staff members, the university has hired four more to perform the ritual. ‘Homam’ is also an internship for upper students in the Vaikhanasa Agama Department, where they learn how to do the ritual themselves.