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Sahasranama Archana at Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple

Archana to the main deity Lord Venkateswara is performed amidst chanting of one thousand name of the Lord. This occurs immediately after ‘Suprabhatam’ and Thomala seva. Devotees who have bought tickets for this Archana can take part in the seva.

The archakas offer tulasi leaves sent by the Jeeyangar to the Lotus Feet of the Lord while one thousand names are being chanted. Later, the tulasi leaves kept on the Lord’s Feet are placed at the Lotus Feet of Maha Lakshmi seated in his chest amidst chanting of ‘Mahalakshmi Chaturvimsati’ (24 names of the Goddess). The ritual lasts for 30 minutes.

The Lord also receives second and third archanas later in the day. However, these are done in ‘ekantam, and devotees are not allowed for darsan during thesr services. Sahasranama Archana is an arjita seva on Tuesday, Wednesday and thursday and on Friday, Saturday Sunday and Monday it is performed in ekantam.

Immediately after Archana piligrims who purchased tickets for Archanantra Darsan are allowed for darsan.

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