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SAHASRA KALASABHISHEKAM (ON WEDNESDAYS)(05:00 AM)
(COST RS 850/- PER PERSON, PRASADAM : 1 BIG LADDU, 1 VADA, 2
APPAMS, 2 DOSAS AND 1 UTTARIYAM OR 1 BLOUSE PIECE)
The Sahasra Kalasa Abhishekam seva is offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthi-the
silver replica deity of Mula Virat, the processional deities of Sri Malayappa
Swamy varu along with His two consorts, Sri Viswaksena-the chief commander of
Lord. This seva is performed to the deities after the second bell in the morning at
the Bangaru Vakili.
The Bhoga Srinivas Murthy is brought outside the Golden doorway and is
connected by means of thin silk rope with the Mula Virat inside the Garbhalayam
(sanctum). One end of the rope is tied around the feet of the Bhoga Srinivasa
Murthy while the other end is placed near the Kathithasta of the Mula Virat, thus
symbolically establishing a relationship between the Main deity and the Bhoga
Srinivas Murthy to achieve two purposes. Firstly, it becomes clear that Bhoga
Srinivasa is representing the Mula Virat and secondly, it makes clear that the Pooja
offered to the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy is nothing but the puja is assumed to have
offered to the main deity.
Sri Malayappa Swamy with His two consorts Goddess Bhudevi and Sridevi are
also brought from the Sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili. The idol of
Viswaksena is also brought from the sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru
One Thousand and Eight Silver Vessels filled with Abhisheka Thirtha otherwise
known as the “Parimala Teertham”-pure water with the aroma of sandal paste,
along with eight more Parivara Vessels and One Gold vessel filled with water are
placed in the Mantapam in front of Bangaru Vakili. The archakas recite Pancha
Suktas and the Pancha Shanthi Mantras.
Thirumanjana Abhishekam is offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, Sri
Malayappa Swami and His consorts and Viswaksenula varu with the water in the
1008 Kalasas and the other eight Parivara Kalasas.
At the conclusion of the Tirumanjanam, the water in the Golden Vessel alone will
be carried by one Archaka to the accompaniment of the recitation of Vedas and
Mangala Vayidyas, round the Ananda Vimana Prakara, the Dwajasthamba and
then taken to the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Then an Archana is offered to the main deity and the water from the Golden Vessel
is sprinkled on the Feet of the main deity, thus symbolically including the Mula
Virat(main deity) also in the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam. This archana is offered in
private where a curtain will be drawn before the Mula Virat, with an Archaka alone
inside the temple.