Thulabharam in Tirumala

Thulabharam in Tirumala Temple Location and Process, Booking details

Thulabharam in Tirumala Temple is held at the Srivari Padi Kavali. In the Thulabaram ritual, a devotee sits on a pan of the weighing balance and the other pan is filled with materials greater than the weight of the devotee. Devotees usually offer sugar, jaggery or coins.

The commodity used to weigh is donated to Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. T.T.D, the administrative body of the temple, provides the materials needed for performing Tulabharam. Few devotees fulfil their vows by exchanging with Rupee coins. Few fulfil their vows by Niluvudopidi i.e, they simply remove whatever the ornaments they wear and drop the same in the Hundi. Behind Thulabaaram, we find a Central Control Room where all the closed-circuit T.Vs are constantly monitored in a single place.

Thulabharam in Tirumala Procedure

The T.T.D has simplified the procedure of Thulabharam inside Srivari Temple and made it convenient for both the devotee and also for the Institution.

New procedure: the T.T.D accepts all offerings in form of cash only and fixed rates as per quantity to the weight of person or child Like the value of Rs1 offered is Rs.222, Rs.5 offered is Rs.555 per one kg. Similarly, Rice per kg is valued at Rs.27, Sugar at Rs.34, and Jaggery at Rs.27 and Sugar Candy at Rs.30.

The entire process of Thulabharam accounts is handled by two nationalized banks Indian Bank and Syndicate bank inside the temple. ‘An amount on par with money collected is deposited in the bank. The banks operate the Thulabaram account by shift – It is Indian Bank during day time and Syndicate during the night.

if someone brings coins it is considered for Thulabharam but devotee to deposit coins in Srivari Hundi after weighing.

Thulabharam Reference in Siva Puranam

Thulabharam is a Hindu ritual that has been practised from Dwapara Yuga. Tulabharam means a person weighing himself or herself in a balance and pays in an equal weight of gold, fruits or grains to God when one’s prayers are fulfilled.

The earliest reference to a Tulabharam comes from the Mahabharata, about the great emperor Sibi. He was so famous his name is found in ancient Tamil Sangam literature in four places and later in hundreds of places. He was even praised in Buddhist Jataka stories and Borobudur (Indonesia) sculptures. Emperor Sibi was a just king. Lord Indra and Agni wanted to test him and came in the form of an eagle and a dove. When the dove came to Sibi for protection from the chasing eagle, Sibi was ready to offer anything to save the dove. The eagle asked him to give his flesh measure for measure. Sibi cut himself bit by bit but the pans in the balance were never equal. At last, when he himself stood on the pan the Gods appeared in front of him and blessed him. The story is found in other Sanskrit works as well.”

Thulabharam with Coins

1 Rupee Coins 1 kg Rs.202
2 Rupee Coins 1 Kg Rs.332
5 Rupee Coins 1 Kg Rs.565

Thulabharam with items

Rice 1 kg Rs.39
Sugar 1 Kg Rs.37
Jaggery 1 Kg Rs.35
Sugar Candy 1 Kg Rs.30

Cashew Nuts, Dried Grapes, Turmeric Powder, Ghee, Cardamom are added to the New List.

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994 comments

  1. H team,

    we have booked for 4pm time slot in saturday. So my question is , shall we do it for Thulabharam until Last dharsan ends for that day ..? or is there any specific timing is there for Thulabharam .

    Please clarify sir.
    Thank you.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can perform thulabaram in the darshan timings and once you enter into the mahadvaaram you can perform the thulabaram .
      Thank you.

      • Sir
        What is the procedure for thulabharam kindly guide us .

        • Dear Sir/Madam,
          You can perform thulabaram once you enter into the mahadvaaram in the left side you can find the thulabaram site.
          Thank you .