Poolangi Seva in Tirumala
Poolangi Seva Procedure
This Seva will be performed in Ekantham only by the temple priests. Online booking, Current booking and Lucky dip booking are not available at this moment for this Seva.
Poolangi Seva Details
After the mid-day Puja on Thursday, the Lord will be dressed only in Dhoti and Uttariyam. The Kasturi will also be removed leaving only a thin mark. Later in the evening after performing Suddhi the flowers which are brought for decorating the Murti will be taken inside the Sanctum Sanctorum. The Lord will be dressed with an ordinary Dovati. This process is called Sadalimpu or Sallimpu which means loosening or removing.
After evening Puja and Offering Naivedyam to the Lord, a laced velvet gown will be put on the Murti and the body will be decorated fully with garlands of flowers extending from the crown to the feet. This decoration exclusively with flowers is called Poolangi Seva.
It is believed that this Seva was in place from 8th Century.
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