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On the second day Sri Rama is seated on the float and offered the worship. On third to fifth day malayyapa swamy along with Sridevi and Bhudevi is worshpped. The utsava deities are daily decorated and taken in position in the pushkarani on a beautifully decorated float.

VASANTHOTSAVAM

                 It is a 3 day festival conducted at Tirumala on tryodasi, chathurdasi and purnami in the month of chaitra. On all the days Sri malayappa swamy and his consorts are taken round in position and brought to the vaibovotsava mandapam, where abhishekam is performed. On the 3rd day Sri Rama with Sita, Lakshmana and Anjeneya and Sri Krishna with Rukimini are also  taken out in position and brought to the vaibotsava  mandapam.  

  PADMAVATHI PARINAYAM

                               This festival instituted in 1992, occurs on vaishaka sudda dasami. It is celebrated for 3 days .on the day evening Sri venkateswara and his consorts are taken out in position and brought to Narayan giri gardens were worship is offered to them.

2 nd day the position of the Lord will be on Aswa vahana. The parinaya utsvam is conducted on all the 3 days culminated with special poojas to the Lord and goddesses on Vaishaka Sudda Ekadasi amidst chanting of Veda mantras and vadya gosha. ABHIDHEYAKA ABHISHEKAM

                    The rituals, also called jyeshtabhisekam are performed in the month of jyeshta for 3 days. This is held in the kalyanamanadapam in a solemn manner.

                    The festival is meant for proper protection and preservation of the utsava idols through various pujas and mantras. On the first day the golden kavacha of the Lord is removed and abhishekam and snapana tiruamanjanam are perfomed .Later, the Lord is adorned with diamond kavacha. On the second day, he is adoned with pearl studded kavacha and taken out in procession. On the third day Malayappa swamy is decorated with golden kavacha after tirumanajanam.

PAVITROTSAVAM

                     This is essentially a purificatory ceremony,aimed at expiating the sins of omission and commission arising in the daily worship and other relions rited performed in the temple. This function is elaborately conducted in the month of August every year.
 
PUSHPA PALLIKI

                    This seva is performed on Anivara Asthanam day in the month of july every year. After the usual rituals associated with Anivari Asthanam, held on the first day of summer solstice (Dakshinayanapunyakalam) at the end of Ani month,Sri Malayappa Swamy along with Sridevi and Bhudevi is taken out in procession on a palanquin bedecked with flowers.

PUSPHA YAGAM

                    This ritual is performed in the month of Kartika. The function originally started in the 15th Centaury, was revived in 1980 by the Devasthanams. On this occasion, Sri Malayappa Swamy along with his consorts are brought to kalyanamandapam after 2 archanas and 2 nivedanas and the deities are offered Tirumanajanam. Later in the afternoon worship is offered to the Lord with different kinds of flowers. Later, pushparchana is done. It takes place 20 times. Afterwards , harati is offered.

KOIL ALWAR TIRUMANJANAM

                   Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam is a purificatory ceremony that takes place in the temple incluisnd sanctum sanctorum. It is performed four times a year-before Ugadi, Anivara Athanam, the annual Brahmotsavam and Vaikunta Ekadasi(on Tuesday only).

After the first bell the smaller idols and other articles including the Akhanda Dipams are shifted to the antechamber. The garbhagriha is then cleaned and a ground paste of Kumkum, camphor and sandalwood is applied on the walls and later its walls are wiped clean after a while with water. The water-proof covering is removed and laghu Tirumanjanam is given to the main deity and Bhoga Srinivasa. Food is then offered to the Lord during the second bell.

                            OTHER SEVAS

ENTRY FOR ANGAPRADAKSHANA

                    Pilgrims who take a vow to perform angapradakshana in the srivari temple are requested to obtain biometric token from the vijaya bank. It is issued from 8.p.m. onwards. Every day 750 biometric tokens are issued. Out of which 375 for male and 375 are for female. Those performing angapradakshana are requested to take bath in the swamy pushkarini and reporte at VQC-I at the time given for angapradakshana.

SRIVARI THULABARAM

                 One of the most important vows taken to propitiate Lord Venkateswara is to perform “Thulabaram” i.e. donating various items such as coins, sugar, rice, jaggery, sugar candy, etc to the equivalent weight of the devotee.

                     Presently, the piligrims have to physically carry the item from their place or purchase at exorbitant rates from middle men at Tirumala. After procuring the item, they have to carry it all the way trough Q complex to the mahadwaram (main entrance). To overcome all these difficulties faced by devotees. TTD have permitted to maintain srivari thulabaram counter inside the temple. Indian bank is maintaining the counter from 8.00Am to 8.00 Pm and syndicate bank from 8.00 Pm to 8.00 Am to run a counter at mahadwaram of srivari temple.

                      Piigrims now need not carry these articles once he reaches the thulabaram counter at mahadwaram as per his time slot, there he can perform the thulabaram as per his wish such as coins, sugar, sugar candy. Jaggery and rice . the determined price equivalent to the weight of the item will be collected from the piligrim and receipt to this effect will be issued by Indian bank, at the counter.

                      Cost of coins per KG is as follows for 10 PS – RS 50;  20PS Kg – RS 93;  25 PS kg —RS 93 ;Rs 50 Ps Kg- RS 134 ;Rs 1 kg-Rs 200, Rs 2 kg- Rs 334, RS 5 kg- Rs 556(including bag). The cost of the other items sugar, sugar candy, jaggery ,rice etc will be descided on the basis local market.

  PERFORMING MARRAIGES ETC AT TIRUMALA

                   The TTD has organized a purohitha sangam comprising purohits with necessary experience and learning to perform Vedic rituals The purohit sangam, at Tirumal offers services like earboring, upanayanam , marriage etc . the fees collected for the following services are fixed by the TTD.

It is located at the I choultry. For ear boring RS 15/- at purohit sangam and RS 20 at piligrim cottages are collected . For upanayanam at purohit sangam or piligrims cottage RS 120, For marriage RS 150 (for Brahmins and vysyas)  and Rs 125 for others. For annaprasana , namakarna, kesakandana and akshara byasam RS 30 each. For satyanarayana  vratam RS 50 . For shashti purthi RS 150 and (for Brahmins and vysyas) for others RS 125/-.

                    Piligrims desiring to perform any of these ceremonies have to get all the necessary articles for pooja etc themselves. How ever if they come 1 day in advance they may procure all the pooja articles with the help of purohits in purohit sangam . up to 80 marraiges can b eperformed at a time in purohit sangam. The marriage certificate is issued by the TTD s purohit sangam only. The purohits also perform the above services at the cottages also .

ADAVNCE BOOKING OF MARRIAGE COTTAGES

                      Marriages are performed in the cottages also. There are separate marriage cottages at Tirumala. Those desiring to perform marriages at Tirumala requested to take DD in the name of Executive Officer  , TTD , Tirupati and send it to the AEO(Reception I) ,

TTD, Tirumala.However it is suggested to visit personally to see the availability of marriage cottage details ATC- 99- RS 500 , TBC- 136,152A, 152 B , 71 A , 71 B – Rs 200; SMC 226 A , 226 B 237A , 237 B, 248 A, 248 B – RS 200; III choultry- 8 rooms RS 15 ,II choultry – 2 rooms – Rs 15. reservation will be made fro 1 day only. If the party does not turn up, the reservation will be cancelled and the reservation charges paid will neither be refunded nor adjacted for the subsequent period. The marriage cottages allotted from 3.00 pm to 3.00 pm on next day. For further details contact AEO(reception I) TTDS , Tirumala

Ph 0877 – 2277777 extn 3626

                   There are many private kalayana mandapams run  by private mutts, ashrams and choultries at Tirumala . the TTD has many kalayana mandapams at Tirupati on Tiruchanoor road . they are very spacious and have all amenities . for further details  contact EO (reception,TTD,Tirupati)

Ph -0877 2243303

                    The TTD has many 212 kalayana mandapams in the state and outside the state with all amenities.

ANNAPRSADAMS

Many piligrims take a vow to offer annaprasadams to Srivaru . Annaparasadams offered to srivaru are distributed to piligrims in the Q line. A part of the Annaprasadams in given to Grihasthas .

The cost of Prasadams are

Dadyodhanam  (1/4 sola) Rs 250

Pulihora  *(1/4 sola) Rs 275

POngal (1/4 sola) Rs  325

Chakkarapongal(1/4 sola) Rs 375

Sakarbath (1/4 sola ) Rs 400

And Sera (1/4 sola) Rs 675

Piligrims desiring to perform this seva  are requested to pay the amount oneday in advance at the Arjitham seva counter and obtain the receipt. A part of the annaprasdam will be  given to the piligrim at 12 Noon on all days and at 10.00 A.M on Fridays to the Grihasthas at mahadwaram on production of the receipt. Piligrim have make their own arrangements to carry the annaprasdams. Piligrims can also offer such food offerings at all local temples of TTD.

  LADDU PADI SEVAS, SRIVARI TEMPLE, TIRUMALA

S.No

Laddu padi seva

Bahumanam

1

Rs 2,500

5 persons allowed for darsahanam through cellar entry

15 big laddus are given as bahumanam

2

Rs 1500

3 persons allowed for darsahanam through cellar entry

8 big laddus are given as bahumanam

3

RS 1000

2 persons allowed for darsahanam through cellar entry

5 big laddus are given as bahumanam

                         Piligrims desiring to perform this seva has to go to Arjitham seva counter Opposite to VQC-I . There is no advance reservation for this seva. This seva tickets are sold to a limited extent only. It may be cancelled at any time without prior notice.

PUSTAKA PRASADAM

                  Under this scheme, free booklets containing Stotras  like suprbatham, Vishnu shastra namam, Govinda namavalli , Lakshmi Ahtotram Etc in different languages will be distributed among devotees at Q lines in  vaikuntam Q complex –I,II.

Note: This information is provided by TTD

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