Every Thursday, after the morning pooja, the Mula Virat is divested of all
ornaments, flowers etc. The deity will be draped only in Dhoti and Uttareeyam.
The Thirunamam Kaappu and Kasturi on the forehead of the main deity are also
reduced in size. This results in the unique posture of Lord where one can witness
the peculiar Netra Darshan (where the divine eyes of the Lord can be seen) of the
Poolangi Seva Details
A large rectangular tub – like golden vessel is placed in the mandapam and a huge quantity of “Pulihora”-tamarind rice, along with other sweet preparations such as payasam, laddu, jilebi, thenthola, appam etc and other delicacies are deposited thereon with coconuts, flowers, sandal paste, Kumkum, deepam and is placed in that trapezoid receptacle to be offered as naivedya to the Lord.
Instead, it is made to fall on the mound of “Pulihora” directly in front of Him, thereby sanctifying it and reducing the intensity of His Gaze. The “Pulihora” therefore acts like a Veil (“Paavada” in Telugu/Tamil) protecting devotees from His Powerful Gaze.
Garlands made of flowers are then put on the deity. Every Thursday after the Tiruppavada Seva the Poolangi Seva is performed. It is an ancient ritual and a reference to the ritual is even made in the Tamil classic, Silappadikaram, in sometime around 756 AD.
The specialty of this weekly seva is Neetra Darshanam- One can get a view of the Holy eyes of Lord Venkateswara.
- Pilgrims should gather at Vaikuntam Queue Complex-I.
Poolangi Seva Timings
- The seva takes place from 9:00PM-10:00PM. It is better to gather one hour before the time of seva at Vaikuntam Complex-1.
- They will also get Prasadam after conducting the seva as 1 Big Laddu, 1 Vada, 1 Jalebi, 1 Tentola, Pulihora and 1 Uttariyam or 1 Blouse piece.
- The tickets can be booked in advance or through e portals run by TTD which are present in almost all districts for online booking Click here.
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