AFTER “ABHISHEKA SEVA” OF MULVIRAT, SVV CONCLUDES WITH “PUSHPAYAGAM”
HYDERABAD, FEBRUARY 12: It has been a big day on Friday for the denizens of Hyderabad as every pair of eyes was awestruck by the rarest of the rare opportunity of having relished twin religious events of Purabhishka seva and Pushpayaga Mahotsavam on the same day consecutively.
AROMATIC ABHISHEKA SEVA: The bright sunny day on Friday began with the morning aradhana, followed by the most important Friday ritual, the Abhisheka Seva, where aromatic floral has been rendered to the seven-feet idol of Lord Venkateswara set up in the replica temple in the spacious NTR stadium.
SIGNIFICANCE OF ABHISHEKA SEVA: In Tirumala temple on every Friday after Suprabhatha Seva, Srivari Abhishekam is being observed with religious fervour. It is considered to be the most ancient Arjitha Seva among the other sevas that are being performed in the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara since several centuries.
The Abhishekam in Tirumala 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. It will be a visual treat for the devotees to witness the sacred bath to the gigantic idol of the presiding deity.
IN SVV: The same episode has been replicated in the spacious NTR stadium on Seventh Day and concluding day of Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams in the Telengana State capital city.
While performing the Abhishekam to the Moola Virat the priests recited, Purshasukta, Narayanasukta, Srisukta, Bhusuktha, Neelasuktha and selected Pasurams from the Divya Pradbandham in a rhythmic manner. Later, the Abhishekam was also performed for the image of Goddess Lakshmi on His chest (Vakshasthala Lakshmi) with Turmeric Paste.
HISTORY OF ABHISHEKA SEVA:
In the year 966A.D. a Pallava Queen “Samaavai” gifted the present silver idol of Bhoga Sinivasa Murthy to the temple. This idol is exact miniature replica of the main vigraha. The year when she gifted, it was on Jyestha Bahula Tritheeya when Sravana star was in the ascendant in Akshya Year and it was on Friday. While installing the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy idol in the Sanctum, Abhishekam was performed to the main deity also. Thus, started the practice of doing Abhishekam to Moola Virat on every Friday.
MY LIFE IS BLESSED: Meanwhile, the devotees were spell bound by the magic of Poorabhishekam and after the seva, some of the devotees expressed their ecstasy saying that their lives have been sanctified after witnessing the grand sacred bath ceremony that was being rendered to Lord Venkateswara at their home town.
AP Forest Minister Sri B.Gopalakrishna Reddy, Tirupati JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board Members Smt Suchitra Ella, Sri AV Ramana, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Donors Sri V Prabhakar Reddy, Sri Subba Reddy, Sri Harsha Vardhan and others took part.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FROM HYDERABAD