Tirumala Arjitha Sevas

Detailed Description on Tirumala Arjitha Sevas

  • Kalyanotsavam
  • Arjitha Brahmotsavam
  • Dolotsavam
  • Arjitha Vasanthotsavam
  • Sahasra Deepalankara Seva

Kalaynotsavam in Tirumala marks the hour long celestial wedding ritual performed to Utsava murthis, this ritual is performed according to Vaikasa Agama Sastras.

Kalyanotsavam Seva Start Time: 10:30 A.M

Description of Kalyanotsavam

Agni Pratishta

Agni Pratista where in the pious agni (Fire) is lit and Prayaschitta homam will be conducted.

Vastra Samarpana

Then follows Vastra Samarpana, a new set of silk vastrams were offered to deities. The Lord Sri Venkateswara and Goddesses Sri Devi and Bhu Devi will be seated separately on two different Asanas as they are yet to tie the holy wedding knot.

Maha Sankalpam

Maha Sankalpam, where in the descendant of Tallapaka family performs Kanyadanam on behalf of Goddesses.


In any Hindu Marriage, Kanyadanam occupies a prominent place. Here the Gotra Pravaras of Lord and His Consorts were recited by the priests

Bharadwaja Gotram – Lord Venakteswara

Bhargava Gotram     – Goddess Sri Devi

Kasyapa Gotram       – Goddess Bhu Devi

Mangalya Dharana Mahotsavam

The Divine Wedding Ceremony comes to a grand end with, Mangalya Dharana where the Lord Venkateswara tied the Mangala Sutrams to His beloved Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi.

Varana Mayiram : This is a prominent and most entertaining phase usually performed during South Indian Hindu Weddings. The Lord and His Consorts played with floral balls and coconuts facing each other. (Here the priests and Tallapaka descendent perform this ritual on behalf of the deities). After this the garlands of deities are also exchanged.

Aarti : After the conclusion of the pleasant “Love Game”, the Consorts are seated on either sides of Lord, with Sridevi taking the Right side and Bhudevi occupying the left place of Maha Simhasanam. Now Karpoora Aarati, Nakshatra Aarati and Maha Aarti were rendered marking the grand ending of the Celestial Wedding Ceremony of Lord Malayappa Swamy with His two Consorts-Sri Devi and Bhu Devi.

History of Kalaynotsavam

There are no inscriptions relating to Kalyanotsavam till 1546. It was first introduced by Talapakka Tirumalayyangar. At that time, Kalyanotsavam was conducted in the Tirumamani Mandapam for five days in the month of Panguni.


Arjitha Brahmotsavam in Tirumala

Arjitha Brahmotsavam Seva Start Time: 2:00 P.M

In Arjitha Brahmotsavam, the rituals of Brahmotsavam are performed daily in an abridged manner in the Vaibhavotsava Mandapam that is opposite to the Main temple. Arjitha Brahmotsavam is performed after Kalyanotsavam. Where in Utsava murthi Lord Malayappa Swamy is seated on the Pedda Sesha Vahanam, Garuda Vahanam and Hanumantha Vahanam and is worshipped along with his Consots.


Dolotsavam in Tirumala

Dolotsavam ( Unjal Seva) Start Time: 10:00 A.M

Dolotsavam also called as Unjal Seva (Swing Festival)

In Dolotsavam ritual, the Idols of the Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy and His Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi are seated on the Unjal or Swing in the Aina Mahal (Addala Mandapam), that is the Mirror Hall, opposite the Ranganayaka Mandapam.

During Dolotsavam the entire area is lit with lamps. During this ritual, the priests chant vedas to the accompninment of the Mangala Vaadhyam or the sacred musical instruments.


Arjitha Vasanthotsavam In Tirumala

Vasnthotsavam Seva Start Time: 3:30 p.m

Arjitha Vasanthotsavam is a hour-long seva, this seva is performed in the Vaibhava Mandapam. During Arjitha Vasanthotsavam seva, the Idols of the Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy and His Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi are given Abhishekam or the Sacred bath with water, milk and honey.  A paste of turmeric and then sandalwood is finally applied. Purusha Suktham, Sri Suktham and Vedic hymns are chanted during the Seva


Sahasra Depalanakara Seva in Tirumala

Sahasra Deepalankara Seva starts at 5:30 p.m in the Unjal Mandapam.

Unjal Mandapam located in the eastern corner of the main temple. The idols of the Lord Sri Venkateswara and His Consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi are taken out in procession and seated on the swing in the Mandapam. Mandapam is lit with a thousand lamps. The Lord and His Consorts are rocked gently amidst the vedic chanting by the priests and the Singing of Annamayya Songs



  1. Thanks for the informative blog.
    Does vasanthotsavam include darshan as well, or do i have to purchase darshan tickets separately?

  2. Sir, I booked tickets for vasanthotsam Seva on 17/9/2017 when & where shall I enter to perform to perform the Seva whether printed ticket required or we can show the SMS message

  3. kalyanotsavam tickets showing as booked for October 2017. Can we get any tickets at least in the last week of October 2017? If so, when can we book online? Usually how much time in advance the quota will be open to book kalyanam tickers online? I can’t find it on Official TTD Website also

    Also how many tickets I should book for kalyanotsavam If I wanted to perform Kalyanam with my wife and accompany one more adult with us?

    Please let us know


    • Hi Sir/Madam,
      it’s fully booked online you can try producing a recommendation letter from any minister or above at the JEO office in tirumala.

      Thank You.

  4. sir can you say timing for the booking of suprabatham in online in early morning or when ?
    IS there tactics behind it?

  5. Online quota for Kalyanotsavam until sept 22nd 2017 shows full, is there any other way to get kalyanotsavam tickets for Sept 5th 2017? can you please advise.

  6. Dear Sir,

    Kalyanaotsavam tickets booked on 5.5.17 itself for August month and message received through SMS with Transaction ID number. Now I want to take the print out. How can I take print out? Please help me…

  7. Hi, I have booked 2 Visesha Pooja tickets for the month of July. However, due to unforeseen causes my spouse can make it to the Seva. Would authorities allow me for the seva or is it mandatory that both ticket holders must be present.

  8. hai sir/madam please give me the suprabhatam ticket

  9. Hello Sir
    I want to book Sahasra Deepalankara Seva for 15 members. Is it permitted to book the Seva tickets @ the booking counter in Kolkata ??
    I’m presently working @ Kolkata & my family us at kerala.
    U’m having their id proof numbers & phone number too.

  10. Dear Sir, At which point, we can enter into after Any seva like unjal, deepam,arjitha ,etc ? Is it near thulabaram ?

    • Hi Madam,
      you can enter into the supadam gate and it is near to VQC 1,thulabaram is inside the temple and which is near to that seva place.

      Thank You.

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