Tirumala Abhishekam Seva
Tirumala Abhishekam Seva
Abhishekam seva is most ancient seva of all the seva in Tirumala. The Abhishekam in Tirumala is an amazing seva which is delightful to watch. During this seva, all the ornaments and decorative clothes on the Main Idol will be removed and the Abhishekam is performed.
Tirumala Abhishekam Seva Timings
In Tirumala, Abhishekam is perfomed only on Fridays from 04.30 to 06.00 AM. The Abhishekam is performed after Suprabatham, Sallimpu, Suddi and Morning 1st bell on every Friday. Pilgrims will be allowed to view Abhishekam after booking tickets.
Tirumala Abhishekam Seva Procedure
A team of 4–5 priests will perform the Abhishekam based on Vaikhanasa Agama. All bedecked gold and diamond ornaments, clothing, and finery is taken off from the presiding deity except a white loin, and a heavy gold necklace bearing a pendant with Sri Mahalakshmi’s seated pose. The abhishekam is performed by priests with water (brought from Akashaganga teertham), milk, punugu-kasturi parimalam(scent), turmeric, sandal paste, etc. During Abhishekam, priests will recite Pancha Suktam – Purusha Suktam, Sri Suktam, Bhoo Suktam, Nila Suktam, and Santhi Vachanam.
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.
Ticket Cost of the Abhishekam Seva Tirumala
The cost of this seva is Rs. 1250/- for one ticket and two persons will be allowed per ticket for this seva.
How to Book Tickets for Abhishekam Seva
Current Booking (Lucky Dip) for Abhishekam Seva
This seva is not available to book online. The only way to book this seva is through Current Booking from the CRO Office i.e if a pilgrim is present in Tirumala on Thursday, he can book for the seva next day at the CRO office throught the lucky dip procedure. But it will be very difficult to get the ticket for this seva.
Recommendation letters Procedure
The other mode of getting the tickets for this seva is through the Recommendation letters. High level recommendation letters will be considered for this seva. After getting the recommendation letter one can reach the JEO office and can follow the procedure of Booking.
If the Booking is confirmed, the pilgrims will be get an SMS and the pilgrims can avail the tickets from MBC 14 by showing the SMS and ID card. But this procedure is only if one have recommendation letter.
Process of attending the Abhishekam Seva Reporting time
Once ticket is obtained. Pilgrims will be allowed in to temple from VQC 1 rom 3.00 AM. Once the pilgrims reaches the inner sanctum near parakamani, the archakas will read the names of devotees to come forward and perform the steel vessel procession and darshan.
Prasadam for Abhishekam Seva Seva
As a prasadam for this seva A dupatta, a blouse piece. 2 big laddus and 2 vadas and the chandanam which is kept at the feet of the Lord will be provided to the devotees.
Dress code for Abhishekam Seva
The dress code for Abhishekam is followed very strictly. Men and women should wear Indian ethnic wear only at any cost.