One of the first and main Seva of Arjitha Seva, is performed before dawn in the temple of Lord Venkateswara. This ritual is performed at Sayana Mandapam to awaken the Lord from his celestial Sleep. Every day in the early hours “Acharya Purushas” sings the Vedic hymns that begin with “Kausalya Supraja Rama Poorva Sandhya Pravarthathe”
This arjitha seva is made in front of Bangaru Vakili, after which the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy (silver facsimile of the main deity and also known as “Dhruva Beram”) was placed on the bed in the “Sayana Mantapa” moved Back to “Garbha Griha” to start his activities for the day.
This early hour ritual consists of four parts, including Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam
Suprabhatam (“Kausalya Supraja Rama”): It means the awakening of the Lord Venkateswara from his divine sleep and consists of 29 slokas.
Stotram (“Kamalakucha….”): hymns to praise the deity, consisting of 11 verses.
Prapatti: Total surrender to the Lord and it has 16 verses.
Mangalasasanam: It is the prayer sung in the power of Lord Venkateswara, containing of 14 verses.
Shortly thereafter, the Archakas, the jeeyangars, the temple authorities and the Grihastha pilgrims who buy tickets worship the Lord during this early seva and experience immense pleasure and a glimpse of his Divine Charm that can not be described by simple words. This ritual lasts more than half an hour.
Suprabhata Seva is not practiced in Dhanurmasa. Instead, “Tiruppavai” is recited during this time.
Suprabhata Seva details for Grihasthas:
Reporting Time : 2:00 AM
Seva Time : 2:30 AM
Days of Seva : Daily
Ticket Price (INR) : 120/- per two
Laddus Offered : 2
Pilgrims can obtain tickets by booking in advance via the Internet. Vijaya Bank also offers tickets with TTD E-darshan offices present in all districts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and in other main cities in India.