Vishesha Puja in Venkateshwara Vaibhavotsavams, Hyderabad – 8 February 2016. As a part of the ongoing week-long Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams in TS capital city of Hydrrbabad, the priests performed the first and fore most weekly ritual, “Visesha Puja” in religious manner on Monday.
Usually every Monday after second bell in Tirumala temple, the utsava vigraha is brought to the mantapa for ‘Chaturdasa kalasa visesha puja’ i.e. 14 kalasas. After seeking the permission of Sri Malayappa Swami, Ankurarpana and Punyahavachanam are rendered by archakas.
While they are reciting Panchasukatas-Sri,Bhu, Nila, Purusha and Narayana Suktas in a rhythmic and melodious manner, Tirumanjanam is performed to the utsava murtis.
Seven vessels out of fourteen vessels will have gingerly oil, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Akshatas (holy grains of rice), Darbha and Panchagavya. The remaining seven vessels contain Sudhodaka(Pure Water).
Abhisheka Harati is offered to mark the culmination of the seva. Purnahuti is offered to herald the conclusion of the homa. Naivedya is offered to God. The Visesha Pooja was started by TTD on April 8, 1991 and then after it became as Arjitha Seva.
The same was replicated in SVV at Hyderabad on Monday. The spacious NTR stadium was jam packed by denizens who thronged the premises to witness and cherish the Seva.
TTD JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board Members Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri AV Ramana and large number took part in this festival.