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Unique Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Performed at Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams

As part of the ongoing Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams in the spacious AC Subba Reddy Stadium at Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore District, the ...


Unique Sahasra Kalasabhishekam Performed at Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams

As part of the ongoing Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams in the spacious AC Subba Reddy Stadium at Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore District, the unique Sahasra Kalasabhishekam was performed with utmost religious fervor on Wednesday.

The significance of this ritual is that Pallava Queen Samavai consecrated the one-foot silver idol of Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy(a replica of the Chief deity) in the later half of the 7th Century.

Marking the historical moment, special Sahasra Kalasabhishekam is being observed in Tirumala temple once a year where abhisheka is performed to the uthsava deities of Srivaru, Sridevi, and Bhudevi along with Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy with sacred water in 1000 Kalasams. Snapana Tirumanjanam was also performed to the Utsava deities.

While performing this ritual, the priests tie a holy thread to the presiding deity in Garbha Gruha at one end and another end to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy. This implies that whatever abhisheka is performed to the Silver idol is also done to the main deity.

This ritual was performed between 8.30 am and 10 am amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by the Archakas. Earlier, during the day, akin to the first day, the awakening ritual of Srivaru, Suprabhatam was performed. Later from 10:30 am onwards, Thomala, Koluvu, and Archana are performed. From 11.30 am till 5.30 pm Sarva Darshanam will continue for devotees while in the evening Unjal Seva will be performed followed by evening Kainkaryams.

The Honourable Minister for Agriculture Sri K Govardhan Reddy participated in the second-day rituals. Among others, Rajya Sabha MP Sri Vemireddi Prabhakar Reddy, New Delhi LAC Chief Smt Prasanthi Reddy, one of the Pradhana Archakas of Tirumala Sri Venugopala Deekshitulu, Annamacharya Project Director Dr. Vibhishana Sharma, AVSO Sri Narayana, and other officials were also present.

Reaching Srivari Laddus in Devotees

TTD has kept an adequate stock of Srivari laddus at the AC Subba Reddy stadium for the benefit of the scores of devotees attending the ongoing Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavam in Sri Potti Sriramulu, Nellore District, which commenced on August 16 and concludes on August 20.

TTD has set up separate laddu stalls and has been selling delicious Srivari laddus at Rs 50 each to the local devotees who are thronging the spacious AC Subba Reddy Stadium.

On the other hand, the VPR foundation is also distributing small laddus as Srivari Prasadam to all devotees taking part in this religious festival.

TTD also made elaborate arrangements for the distribution of Annaprasadams of Pulihora, Chakkarapongal, Katte Pongal, and Dadhyodanam, etc, along with the supply of drinking water and temporary toilets for the sake of local devotees at the stadium premises.

Become Partners in Gomata-Bhoomata Parirakshana Yagam - TTD Eo To Hotel Association

TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy on Wednesday gave a clarion call to Hotel Association representatives to join hands in the TTD campaign for organic farming to save the Gomata and Bhoomata for future generations.

Addressing the representatives of the Tirupati Hotels' Association at the conference hall of the TTD Administrative Buildings in Tirupati on Wednesday, the TTD EO highlighted the TTDs programs of preparing Srivari portraits from used flowers, 32 varieties of Ayurveda products, Panchagavya products, desi breed cows for preparing Srivari Naivedyam, etc.

He said TTD is committed to protecting the environment by encouraging organic farming and Gosamrakshana promotion.

He asked the hotel owners to utilize all the organic products. Dry flower technology products, Panchagavya products, and Ayurveda products are utilized in hotels to attract people. He is confident that such a program in Tirupati could spread awareness of organic product usage across the country soon.

The Tirupati Hotels Association representatives welcomed the decision of TTD and also made several suggestions and proposals which EO assured them to examine and accept.

Thereafter the Hotel association's representatives honored and facilitated the TTD EO.

Earlier, Dr. Murali Krishna, Principal of the SV Ayurveda College made a Powerpoint presentation on the advantages to society of the use of Panchagavya products. 

TTD JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, FA&CAO Sri O Balaji, and SV Gosala Director Dr. Harnath Reddy also participated.

Cultural Programs Get Thumbs Up

The series of devotional music and dance programmes presented at the AC Subba Reddy Stadium in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district as part of ongoing Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams on Wednesday, won the hearts of the denizens.


Smt Surabhi Gayatri, Smt Sirishalata, and Smt Sandhya Sekhar performed a traditional dance. Smt D Rajyalakshmi, Smt Lakshmi Kamakshi, and Smt Aruna rendered Annamacharya, Tyagaraja and Purandharadasa Sankeertans in a mellifluous manner. The Veenatrayam instrumental programme stood as a special attraction.


In the evening, during the Veedhi Utsavam, Smt Shilpa, Smt Pavita, and Smt Koteswaramma, Sri Suresh Kumar performed the Kolatam dance in front of the processional deity.


The devotees expressed their elation by cheering the artistes chanting "Govinda...Govinda" with devotional fervour.




The local students of various schools and colleges are also taking part in the unique SVV programmes at AC Subba Reddy Stadium. Apart from having a darshan of Sri Venkateswara, the students were also seen visiting the photo exhibition and bookstalls organized by TTD.

Sri Varu As Mohini Charms Devotees During Sahasra Deepalankara Seva

As a part of the ongoing Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams, on the second day evening on Wednesday, Srivaru decked as the Universal Celestial Beauty, "Mohini" cheered devotees during the Sahasra Deepalankara Seva.

Draped in a white with red border Pattu silks and decorated with dazzling ornaments, Srivaru as Mohini appeared on the finely decked swing, where Unjal Seva was performed.

Renowned musician Sri Madhusudhan Rao presented a few popular Annamacharya Sankeertans while Smt Lavanya presented a couple of Sri Purandhara Dasa Sankeertans on the occasion which mesmerized the denizens who thronged the AC Subba Reddy stadium to get the Darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

After the Unjal Seva, Veedhi Utsavam was performed.

Rajyasabha MP Sri Vemireddi Prabhakar Reddy, LAC Chief of New Delhi Smt Prasanthi Reddy, and others were also present.


Quota of Special Entry Dasrshan Opens on 18th Aug

The online quota of Rs.300 SED tickets for the month of October will be released by TTD on August 18 at 9am.

However, as announced earlier by TTD that only Sarva Darshan will be operated during annual Brahmotsavams, the SED quota is blocked for Brahmotsavam dates in October.

The devotees are requested to make note of this and book their darshan accordingly.

Gokulastami Asthanam on 19th August

 Gokulatami Asthanam will be observed on August 19 while Utlotsavam on August 20 in Tirumala.

The Asthanam will take place between 7pm and 9pm at Bangaru Vakili to the deities of Sridevi, Bhudevi, Sri Ugra Srinivasamurty, Sri Krishna Swamy and Ekanta Tirumanjanam will be performed, Later Dwadasaradhanam will be performed.

On August 20, Utlotsavam will be performed from 4pm onwards in Tirumala. Sri Malayappa and Sri Krishna Swamy on different Tiruchis take part in this traditional fete and bless devotees.

In connection with this festival, TTD has cancelled Arjita sevas including Arjita Brahmotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva for the day.