Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Tirumala
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam is one more unique seva which is performed to Lord Sri Venkateswara in Tirumala. The Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva is also one of the latest seva which started recently. The pilgrims who attends this seva will be limited and hence the tickets also will be tough to get for this seva.
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Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Timings
The Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva is performed every Wednesday in Tirumala. The timings of the Seva is at 6.00 AM. But the pilgrims who are planning to participate in this seva has to be present at the Vaikuntam Que Complex 1 at 5.00 AM itself to tickets verification. Once the ticket verification is completed the pilgrims will be allowed to perform the seva. The seva will be performed inside the temple premises itself. The seva starts at 06.00 AM and will take 1 hours to complete including Darshan of the Lord Venkateswara.
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Tickets Online Booking
The tickets for the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva is released before 90 days of any dates and can be booked at the TTD Online Website. The cost of the Seva is Rs. 850/- per person. The pilgrims can book up to 6 tickets from one account at once. Please remember for the pilgrims who are below 12 years need not to have tickets to perform this seva
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Tickets Current Booking
To book the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva tickets once you are in Tirumala, pilgrims can go for current booking. Every Tuesday, the tickets for the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva will be sold at the CRO Office under current booking starting from 11 AM. Pilgrims can reach the CRO office current booking counters to book for the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva on Wednesday. This Current booking is always first come first seve basis.
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Procedure
- Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva is observed before the second bell is over in the morning i.e., after Sattumorai, Bhoga Sreenivasa is brought outside the Bangaru Vakili.
- The idol is placed facing east. The idol will have sambandha daaramu (Telugu word) i.e., a thin rope will be tied connecting it with the Mulavigraha in the sanctum. This rope will be tied round the feet of Bhoga Srinivasa at this end and the other end will be placed near the Kati Hasta of the Mulavigraha, thus symbolically involving the Mulabera with the pooja and making it obvious that Bhoga Srinivasa is only representing the Mulavar.
- Then the utsava vigraha (Malayappa Swami) is also brought and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili facing south. It is as if the trio is presiding over the special puja to be commenced. 1008 silver vessels filled with Akashaganga teertham are kept along with 8 more parivara kalasas and one gold vessel filled with water. The devotees who have paid for the seva are seated in the mantapam around 1008 kalasas and sankalpa is done.
- Then the puja starts with the recitation of Panchasuktas and Pancha-Shanti-Mantras. As these mantras are recited, the archakas perform Snapana Tirumanjanam to the idols viz, Bhoga Srinivasa, Malayapa swami and his two consorts and vishwak sena with water in the 1008 kalasas and the eight pavithra kalasas.
- Finally the golden vessel with water will be carried by one archaka to the accompaniment of recitation of Vedas and mangala vadyams in a pradakshina manner round the ananda vimana prakaram (outer courtyard) (inner prakaram), round the dhvajasthambha and then taken to Mulasthana (sanctum). Then at the Mulavarsannidhi ekanta – ashtothra – archana is offered to the main deity.
- This archana is not open to public but is done behind the curtain drawn at the sanctum. The archakas sprinkle (proksana) the water from the golden vessel (Swarna kalasa) on the feet of the deity then symbolically including the Mulavigraha also in the Sahasrakalasa Abhishekam. The vigrahas near the Bangaru Vakili will be taken back to the sanctum.
- The second bell rings. Then in the presence of temple officers, Akshataropana ritual will take place in the sanctum i.e., Akshata (holy yellow rice) will be offered at the feet of the main deity. Then the archaka sprinkles some of those grains on his head and then the rest is kept for offering to the temple executives and devotees who take part in the seva.
- By that time, the curtains will be drawn and the arjitha sponsors have a darshan of the Mulavar.
Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Seva Prasadam
- Pilgrims will be given vastrabahumana, sathari and teertha. One ticket for the Sahasrakalasabishekam allows 6 people to participate with one couple allowed for Sankalpam. “Prasadam” which includes 7 Big Laddus, 1/4 kilo each of Sweet Pongal, Pulihora, 7 dosas and 7 vadas will be provided.