Tirumala Tonsure Timings and Booking Procedure

Tirumala Tonsure Timings, Booking Procedure, and Counter locations

  • Ticket Cost: Free for all devotees.
  • Age limit: There is no age limit for hair offering.
  • Tonsuring is performed on all days.
  • Ticket will be issued over the counter for the same day tonsuring.
  • The tonsuring blade and ticket should be given to the barber.
  • Tonsuring duration is 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Adults should wet the hair thoroughly before tonsuring.
  • Water is readily available at the tonsuring place.
  • For quick at easy tonsuring, please proceed to Sri Padmavathi Guesthouse.
  • Staff here, will ask the devotee “Do you have a room or not?”.
  • It is not mandatory to stay at Sri Padmavathi Guesthouse for tonsuring. You can stay anywhere in Tirumala.
  • The rush will be minimal here at SPGH.
  • Ticket is not required for three scissors.

Tirumala Tonsure Timings

  • 3.15 a.m to 8.45 a.m
  • 9.15 a.m to 2.45 p.m
  • 3.15 p.m to 8.45 p.m
  • 9.15 p.m to 2.45 a.m

Importance of Hair offering in Tirumala

Offering tonsure to God is regarded as the most promising act in Tirumala Kshethra. Because of this concept, the act of providing tonsure is referred to as “Tirukshavaram” or “Kalyanapradamaina Kshavaram,” which translates to “auspicious shaving.” ‘Kalyana Ghattam’ is the name of the location where they sacrifice to God. These days, it’s referred to as Kalyanakatta or tonsorial hall.

Kalyanaktta is where many people celebrate their children’s first tonsorial ceremony. Some come here to offer their hair to the Lord after going several months without shaving or getting their hair cut. Some ladies would want to have their heads clean shaven, and some women—and males, too—will symbolically offer their tonsure, allowing the Kshuraka (barber) to use scissors just three times. Every devotee believes that sacrificing anything to God is lucky and will benefit them. They hope for positive things to come their way. 

Some people offer this as their philosophical justification. They believe that all of the sins that have accrued are washed away by making an offering to God. In another way, either intentionally or unintentionally, sins are wiped away. In addition, the mind and heart will be cleansed of any arrogant feelings.

The head’s hair grows. Hair growth removal has become crucial. That, too, is connected to the head notions of good and evil. They emerge in a disorganized fashion. According to the elders, submitting a hair offering is comparable to pulling weeds out of a harvest. Offering the head is customary in Tamasa Bhakti and Veera Bhakti. Over time, the head donation was replaced with a hair offering.

The lasting tradition in fashion is getting tuned. When offering hair, devotees refuse to have their moustache clipped off with scissors. Due to Tirumala’s sacred status, there are no restrictions on hair submission based on Tithi, Vara, Nakshatra, or Masa, nor are there any variations for day, noon, or night. Even now, some believers follow the custom of turning in their children’s hair before they turn one year old.