Archana Seva in Tirumala
This is the third most daily sevas in Tirupathi, generally performed after Thomala Seva and lasts about half an hour.
Archana Seva Details:
The 1000 unique names of lord Venkateswara are chanted by pradhana archakas of the temple. This ritual is performed in the presence of 200 devotees daily. After that each ticket holder gets a chance to take the blessings from the main deity.
The flowers are placed at the feet of lord vekateswara while reciting his 1008 names. Many of the devotees bring the holy book consisting of these Sahasranamas and recite along with the Pandits.
Generally the Archana Seva is carried out 3 times a day, out of which 2 are performed in Ekantham and the devotees are allowed only in the morning time.
Archana Seva Timings and Ticket Cost:
This daily seva in Tirumala starts at 4:30 A.M. It takes about one hour for the completion of the ritual. The ticket cost is Rs220/- per head and two Laddus will be given per ticket.
TTD allows pilgrims’ only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to attend this seva. On the remaining days including the festivals and other auspicious occasions, only temple archaka’s are allowed to perform the ritual.
|Reporting Time||4:00 AM|
|Seva Time||4:30 AM|
|Day of Seva||Tue-Wed-Thu|
|Price of a Ticket (INR)||220.00|
|No. of Persons allowed||One|
|Prasadam / Bahumanam||2 small laddus|
|Note : Tickets are not available on Mondays for the months of May, June and July|