Hyderabad, 10 February 2016: The denizens in the capital city of Telengana State had a rare opportunity to witness the Sahasra Kalasa Abhishekam seva which was offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthi-the silver replica deity of Mula Virat, in the spacious NTR stadium on Wednesday.

On Monday, the devotees who witnessed CHATURDASA Kalasabhishekam as a part of Visesha Pooja, had the opportunity to witness the special Abhishekam with 1000 vessels on Wednesday.

The Seva was performed to the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy and the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy varu along with his two consorts accompanied by Sri Viswaksena-the chief commander of Lord.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURE: Usually in Tirumala, this seva is performed to the deities after the second bell in the morning at the Bangaru Vakili on every Wednesday.

The Bhoga Srinivas Murthy is brought outside the Golden doorway and is connected by means of thin silk rope with the Mula Virat inside the Garbhalayam (sanctum). One end of the rope is tied round the feet of the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy while the other end is placed near the Kathithasta of the Mula Virat, thus symbolically establishing a relationship between the Main deity and the Bhoga Srinivas Murthy to achieve two purposes. Firstly, it becomes clear that Bhoga Srinivasa is representing the Mula Virat and secondly, it makes clear that the Pooja offered to the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy is nothing but the puja is assumed to have offered to the main deity.

Sri Malayappa Swamy with his two consorts Goddess Bhudevi and Sridevi are also brought from the Sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili. The idol of Viswaksena is also brought from the sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili.

One Thousand and Eight Silver Vessels filled with Abhisheka Thirtha otherwise known as the “Parimala Teertham”-pure water with the aroma of sandal paste, along with eight more Parivara Vessels and One Gold vessel filled with water are placed in the Mantapam in front of Bangaru Vakili. The archakas recite Pancha Suktas and the Pancha Shanthi Mantras.

Thirumanjana Abhishekam is offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, Sri Malayappa Swami and his consorts and Viswaksenula varu with the water in the 1000 Kalasas and the other eight Parivara Kalasas. At the conclusion of the Tirumanjanam, the water in the Golden Vessel alone will be carried by one Archaka to the accompaniment of the recitation of Vedas and Mangala Vayidyas, round the Ananda Vimana Prakara, the Dwajasthamba and then taken to the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Then an Archana is offered to the main deity and the water from the Golden Vessel is sprinkled on the Feet of the main deity, thus symbolically including the Mula Virat(main deity) also in the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam.

IN SVV: The same was replicated in the model temple set up in the stadium. Devotees thronged to catch the glimpse of the Seva in huge numbers and were enthralled to witness the Seva.

TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board Members Sri DP Anantha, Smt Suchitra Ella, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri AV Ramana, Spl Gr DyEO’s Smt Chenchu Lakshmi, Sri Bhaskar Reddy and devotees took part.