TTD Suprabhata Seva-‘Suprabhatam’ is the first and foremost pre-dawn seva performed in the temple of Lord Venkateswara. This ritual is performed at Sayana Mandapam inside sanctum sanctorum to wake up the Lord from His celestial sleep, amidst the rhythmic chanting of vedic hymns. Every day in the early hours acharyapurushas recite the hymns beginning with ‘Kausalya Supraja Rama Purva Sandhya Pravarthathe’ in front of the main deity at Bangaru Vakili, while on the other hand, a descendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya sings some songs penned by the great saint poet in praise of Lord Venakteswara at the first corridor of the sanctum sanctum at the same time.
‘Suprabhatam’ is a Sanskrit term which literally means “Good Morning”. This particular hymn consists of four parts including Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam
Suprabhatam-It means the awakening of Lord from His divine sleep and it consists of 29 slokas.
Stotram-These are the hymns in praise of Lord, consisting 11 slokas.
Prapatti-Meaning Total Surrender to the lord and it has 16 stanzas.
Mangalasasanam-It is the prayer sung in the glory of Lord consisting 14 stanzas.
Thus, Suprabhatam, composed by Prativadi Bhayankara Annan, a disciple of the celebrated Vaishnava Preceptor, Manavala Mamuni consists of a total of 70 slokas.
This arjitha seva is performed before the Bangaru Vakili, after which the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy(silver replica of the main deity and is also known as “Dhruva Beram”) who was laid to bed in the “Sayana Mantapa” is shifted back to “Garbha Griha” to commence His activities for the day. Archakas, jeeyangars, temple authorities and the Grihastha pilgrims who purchase tickets for Suprabhatam’, worship the Lord during this early morning seva and feel immense solace with the first glimpse of His Divine Charm that which cannot be described in mere words.
Immediately after completing the ‘Suprabhatam‘, Bangaru Vakili is kept open. The ritual lasts for over 30 minutes. (Suprabhata seva will not be performed in Dhanurmasa. Instead, ‘Tiruppavai‘ is recited during this time.)
The worship of Lord Venkateswara during Suprabhatam is considered highly meritorious. ‘Suprabhata seva‘, tickets can be booked in advance.
TTD Suprabhata seva Reporting Timings:
2:00 AM Daily at VQC-1 and will be performed from 03:00 – 04:00 AM. Devotees should gather one hour before the Seva time at VQC-I.
Devotees should gather at VQC-I.
Do’s and Don’ts information to the Pilgrims:
- The reporting point for availing Seva is at VQC-1, Tirumala.
- At the time of entry, the pilgrim should produce the same original Photo ID used during booking. Age proof should be produced for children below 12 years to gain entry free of cost.
- The pilgrims should wear Traditional Dress only.
- Male: Dhoti, Shirt Female: Saree / Half Saree / Chudidar with Dupatta. Grihasthas should
wear dhoti and upper cloth for Kalyanotsavam which involve Sankalpam.
- All the Pilgrims in group tickets have to report together.
- Entry with chappals/shoes is not permitted into the queue lines, mada streets and Temple.
- The pilgrims should not carry any luggage/ cell phones/ electronic gadgets while reporting.
- All bookings are FINAL: Postponement/ advancement/ cancellation/ refund is not allowed.
- TTD reserves the right of cancellation of the Seva under any Special Circumstances.
- Please contact our 24/7 help desk for queries at 1 800 425 333333 and 1 800 425 4141.
How to Book:
TTD Suprabatha Seva Ticket cost is Rs.120.
Max of 2 Persons can book in a single ticket.
Only one Seva ticket booking will be allowed with in 6 months. Suprabatha Seva can be booked online.
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