‘Suprabhatam is the first and foremost seva at Tirumala, Suprabhatam signifies the ritual performed at Sayana Mandapam to wake up the Lord from His celstial sleep, amidst chanting of the hymns.
Every day in the early hours acharyapurushas sing the hymns beginning with ‘Kausalya Supraja Rama’ while adecendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya recites Annamayya’s matin songs. ‘Suprabhatam’ hymn consist of Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapattithe and Mangalasanam composed by Prativadi Bhayankara Annan, a disciple of the celebrated vaishnava preceptor Manavala Mamuni.
Archakas, jeeyangars, temple authorities and the grihasthas who purchased tickets for ‘Suprabhatam’ darsan worship the Lord delightfully during this seva. Immediately after completing the ‘Suprabhatam’, Bangaru Vakili is kept open. ‘Suprabhata seva, tickets can be booked in advance. The ritual last 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.