Five Idols of Lord Venkateswara, Pancha Berams

Five Idols of Lord

The self manifested deity of Lord Sri Venkateshwara in tirumala shrine receives rituals of worship and offerings as per the most ancient “Vaikhanasa Agama”.

To perform abhishekam, archana (worship), naivedhyam (feeding), ooregimpu (procession), panpu seva (going to bed), vaikhanasa Agama science has allowed five kinds of deities. (Pancha Beras)

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In the order of preference, the idols that represent the Druva Bera are Bhoga Srinivasa, Malayappa and His two Consorts, Ugra Srinivasa and Koluvu Srinivasa. In the agamic terminology, they would stand for Kautuka, Utsava, Snapana and Bali Bera.

According to the agamic rules, the Kautuka Bera should be consecrated direct from the Druvabera and the Utsava Bera from Kautuka and similarity in that order, the Snapana and Bali Berams.

The inscriptions in the temple, however, do not mention Malayappa as Utsava Bera, nor the Bhoga Srinivasa as Kautuka Bera.

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Malayappa Swamy

Malayappa Swamy

Malayappa Swamy The first mention of this Deity under the name Malai Kuniya Ninra Perumal is found in an epigraph ...
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Bali Bera

Koluvu Srinivasa

Koluvu Srinivasa Murthy Koluvu Srinivasa Murthy is also referred as Lekhana Srinivasa Murthy. It is made up of 5 precious ...
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Ugra Srinivasa

Ugra Srinivasa Murthy | Snapana Beram - used for ablutions Ugra Srinivasa Murthy idol was once originally called as Venkatatturaivar ...
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Bhoga Srinivasa

Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy - Used for daily worship - Kautuka Bera Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy is also called as Manavalapperumal. The deity ...
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DhruvaBera

DhruvaBera - Presiding Deity The main Deity is also termed as mula virat, dhruva murthy, Mula beram.  This idol of ...
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