The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) observed the ceremonial consecration of Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, the silver replica statue of presiding deity in Tirumala shrine on 24 June 2017 with special Sahasra Kalasabhishekam.
To commemorate the historical occasion of the gifting of silver idol of Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy to the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara by the Pallava Queen Samavai (Perundevi) in 614 AD TTD has been observing this fete with religious fervour since 2006. The special ritual was observed at Bangaru Vakili in Ekantam between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. after the completion of religious formalities. While the arjitha sevas like Kalyanotsavam, Unjalseva, arjitha brahmotsavam, vasanthotsavam and sahasradeepalankara seva took place as usual.
HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE: In the month of Jyestha, in the year 614 A.D., the Pallava Queen Samavai Perundevi donated 18 inches tall silver idol of Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy to Tirumala Shrine. This silver idol is part of the Pancha Beras and it is also known as ‘Kautuka Bera’ in Agamic jargon. It is also called “Manavalapperumal”
HH Tirumala Pedda Jiyar Swamy, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, TirumalaJEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, temple DyEO Sri Kodanda Rama Rao took part in this fete.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI