Here is everything you want to know about Ashtadala Seva in Tirumala. It is also known as Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana.
- What is Ashtadala Seva?
- Who should perform Ashtadala Seva?
- What are the benefits of performing Ashtadala Seva?
- What are the best days to do Ashtadala Seva?
- What is the procedure for performing Ashtadala Seva?
- What are the materials required for Ashtadala Seva?
- Where to perform Ashtadala Seva?
- What is the cost of Ashtadala Seva?
What is Ashtadala Seva?
Ashtadala Seva is conducted after the second bell in Tirumala Temple. This ritual was initially introduced in Srivari Temple in 1984 when a Muslim devotee presented Lord Srinivasa with 108 gold lotuses. The Archana begins by offering dhupa to the key deity followed by reciting Devadasa (108) names of the Lord.
Each chant is followed by one golden lotus offered at the holy feet of the lord Srinivasa.
Who should perform Ashtadala Seva?
Here’s who should do the Seva:
- A single person or a couple can perform this pooja for their successful life.
What are the benefits of performing Ashtadala Seva?
Here’s the benefits of the Seva:
- The Devotee can financial stability and get the divine blessings of Lord.
- People also believe that by doing this pooja they can get good health, harmony success and fulfillment of desires.
What are the best days to do Ashtadala Seva?
The best days to perform the seva are:
- This pooja is performed on every Tuesday in the tirumala temple.
- One should make prior booking to get the dates to perform this pooja.
- It should be performed early in the morning, the best time to do this pooja is 5.30 a.m.
What is the procedure for performing Ashtadala Seva?
Here’s how to do the Seva:
- The Archana begins with the puja by offering dhupa and diva to the key deity.
- Then the pujaris enumerate the Devadasa names of the Lord.
- While reciting each name of the Lord, one golden lotus is offered at the feet of lord Srinivasa.
- On completion of the Archana for the main deity Archana is then offered for Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Padmavati.
- After that Ratha aarti is offered first, followed by usual aarti.
- During this special puja, the arjitha ticket holders are seated in the Antalya corridor that is located between the Kulasekhara padi and Bangaru Vakili.
What are the materials required for Ashtadala Seva?
The basic materials required for Ashtadala Seva are turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, Kumkum, betel leaves, supari, rice, camphor, mango leaves and the most important golden lotus. Apart from these if any other materials are required, they are provided after booking the ticket for this pooja.
Where to perform Ashtadala Seva?
A devotee can perform this pooja in the tirumala temple premises. It is performed only on Tuesday. Devotees can take a seat inside Garbha Griha, once they are seated in the garbha griha the curtains will be closed at the Jaya Vijaya statues which is the last door.
What is the cost of Ashtadala Seva?
The cost of performing this pooja is around 1,000 to 3,000 per person. They can get the tickets from the tirumala temple website.