Friday Sevas

Abhishekam

Every Friday after Suprabhatha Seva, the regular Thomala and Archana Sevas are done in privacy and then Srivari Abhishekam is observed.

This happens to be the most ancient Arjitha Seva that is being observed in the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.

The Abhishekam starts with

  • Sacred water brought from Akasa Ganga Theertham,
  • then with Milk,
  • then with Suddhodakam, Chandanam and
  • other scented articles like powdered Pachcha Karpooram, Saffron paste and drops of civet oil etc.,

which are brought earlier in the silver vessels.

Later, the Abhishekam is performed for the image of Goddess Lakshmi on his chest with Turmeric Paste.

The Arjitha Grihastas who take part in this seva, are all assembled inside the temple and each one is entrusted with one Silver Vessel that contain various scented articles like powedered Pachcha Karpooram, Saffron paste, drops of civet oil, Chandanam and etc.,

All the Arjitha Sevaparas carry these articles round the inner prakara of the temple accompanied by Mangala Vayidyas. When they reach the Bangaru Vakili, the vessels and plates are collected by the Archakas and the contents will be used while performing Abhishekam to the Main Deity.

While installing the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy idol in the Sanctum, an Abhishekam was performed to the main deity also. Thus, started the practice of doing Abhishekam to Moola Virat on every Friday

 

At Glance

  1. Beram being used: Main deity, Dhurva beram
  2. Place or venue: Inside bangaru vakili
  3. Timing of the Seva and duration: 3 to 4:30 AM (for 90 minutes)
  4. Devotees and Seva fee: 750 for one person
  5. Exception: During Brahmotsava, Pushpa Yaga, Pavithrotsava this seva will not be performed.

Nijapada Dharshanam

The devotees can participate in this seva and see the holy feet of the Lord without any covering.

This is the only seva in which one can see the feet of lord. At all other times, the feet of Lord shine with golden coverings.

 

At Glance

  1. Beram being used: Main deity, Dhurva beram
  2. Place or venue: Inside bangaru vakili
  3. Timing of the Seva and duration: 5:30 AM, for 90 minutes
  4. Devotees and Seva fee: 200 for one person
  5. Prasadams: 1 laddu
  6. Exception: During Brahmotsava, Pushpa Yaga, Pavithrotsava this seva will not be performed.
Abhishekam
Nijapada Darshanam