Friday, March 18, 2016

Ekantha Seva Tirumala

The Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, except during the Dhanurmasa month, will be laid down on in the Cradle hung by silver chains hanging from a beam in the Mukha Mantap. This Mantap is known by Sayana Mantap, which means resting place. This Seva process is also known as Ekantha Seva. This is the final ritual in the daily Sevas to put the Lord to sleep.

During this time, milk, fruits, almond nuts etc, will be offered to the Lord Venkateswara. Two Sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed at the Holy feet of the Lord after removing the Kavacham. Half of the sandalwood paste biscuits will be placed on the chest of Bhoga Srinivasa Murti, a quarter on Almelu Manga Thayar's chest. 

Tarigonda Vengamamba's Harati will be performed in a plate inlaid with the pear-studded image of one of the Dasavatarms each day brought by a descendant of the family, after offering milk and a  few pieces of cashew nuts. A descendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya poet sings few Sankeertanas of Annamayya.
Ekantha Seva Tirumala