The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will observe special Sahasra Kalasabhishekam on June 17, 2018 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.
Marking the auspicious occasion of consecration of Sri Bhaga Srinivasa Murthy in Tirumala Temple by Pallavi queen Samavai, TTD will observe Special Sahasra Kalasabhishekam on June 17.
According to the available literature on the wall of First Prakaram, Sri Peru devi, also known as Samavai has donated an 18-inch silver idol of Lord in 614 AD which is known as Manavala Perumal or Koutuka Beram.
The special ritual will be observed at Bangaru Vakili 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 will take place as usual on that day.
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”
To commemorate this auspicious day of consecration of the silver idol, Special Sahasra Kalasabhishekam is performed to Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy idol in the morning after I bell. This is performed as Ekantham and this is not an Arjitha Seva like the wednesdayweekly Sahasra Kalasabhishekam. TTD has been observing this fete since 2006.