Srivari Thulabharam in Tirumala is seva which is unique and can be performed by devotees inside the temple. The early history of Srivari Thulabharam dates back to the age of Sibi Chakravarthy, who weighs himself and offers all parts of his body to the lord. The Srivari Thulabharam in Tirumala means donating the things like rice, sugar, jaggery, Sugar candy and coins to the equal weigh of the person who wants to perform the Srivari Thulabharam
Tulabharam is a Hindu ritual that has been practised from Dwapara Yuga. Tulabharam means a person weighing himself or herself in a balance and pay in equal weight of gold, fruits or grains to God when one’s prayers are fulfilled.
The earliest reference to a Tulabharam comes from the Mahabharata, about the great emperor Sibi. He was so famous his name is found in ancient Tamil Sangam literature in four places and later in hundreds of places. He was even praised in Buddhist Jataka stories and Borobudur (Indonesia) sculptures. Emperor Sibi was a just king. Lord Indra and Agni wanted to test him and came in the form of an eagle and a dove.
When the dove came to Sibi for protection from the chasing eagle, Sibi was ready to offer anything to save the dove. The eagle asked him to give his flesh measure for measure. Sibi cut himself bit by bit but the pans in the balance were never equal. At last when he himself stood on the pan the Gods appeared in front of him and blessed him. The story is found in other Sanskrit works as well.”
There is no extra ticket or payment to perform Srivari Thulabharam
One can perform Srivari Thulabaram once they reach inside the temple premises with any ticket.
No time restrictions
No separate entry
Those who are going through the darshan lines i.e what ever it may me be (300/- entry,free darshan or divya darshan) after entering the Mahadwaram i.e in Srivari Padikavali.
Note:Thulabaharam Items are coins, sugarcandy, jaggary, sugar, rice
The procedure for the Srivari Thulabharam is made very simple. The objective of the Srivari Thulabharam is to donate some object as per the wish of the pilgrim which is equal to his weight. The object ranges from Rice, Jaggery, Sundar Candy and Coins. There is no Age limit for Srivari Thulabharam and anyone can perform the Srivari Thulabharam.
THE PROCEDURE OF THE SRIVARI THULABHARAM IS AS BELOW :
Whatever Darshan you have booked for, you can enter the que and once you reach inside the main temple you can see the weighing machines near Padi Kavali
Pilgrim who wanted to perform Srivari Thulabharam has to detach from the line and can contact the staff near Padi kavali .
The weighing procedure depends on the things you wish to donate.
The Procedure is handled by TTD and two nationalized banks. TTD accepts all offerings in form of cash only and fixed.
If you have brought the coins with you, the coins can be deposited in the temple hundi after weighing. But this is not suggested as the TTD itself provides the coins for you.
Once you reach the Venue, the staff will weigh the person and will provide you the receipt with your weight and also the object which you want to weight and its price. For example if a pilgrim wishes to weight himself against jaggery, the receipt will have the Jaggery price and weight of the person as per the market price. If its weight by coins the same will be given in the receipt with amount.
The pilgrim has to reach the Counter which is handled by two nationalized banks and you have to pay the amount the which is provided in the receipt.
Once the payment is done, you can reach back to the Thulabharam venue and the staff now weighs you with the actual material you have chosen to weighed and the same wiill be donated to TTD.
If the pilgrim wishes to weigh against coins, then the value of one kg of Rs. 1 is Rs.202, Rs.5 offered is Rs.565 per one kg, Rs.2 offered is Rs.332 per one kg.
Once the weighing is done, the pilgrims can join back to the que for Darshan.
Unline Srivari Thulabharam, Niluvu Dopidi is a procedure where the pilgrims actually donates in the Hundi whatever he has in hand and wearing including ornamanets.
Pilgrims has to decide the material to be weighed before reaching the venue itself
No need to carry coins as TTD Provides the coins
All the materials will be donated to Temple in the name of the pilgrims once the weighing is done
1. How much do we have to pay for Thulabharam in Tirumala?
No Prebooking or online booking for Thulabharam, Whatever Darshan you have booked for, you can enter the que and once you reach inside the main temple you can see the weighing machines near Padi Kavali,
2.Why is Thulabharam Done?
Thulabharam is offered seeking a relief from distress, for achieving a dream or deliverance from an ailment.
3. In which place Thulabharam is done in Tirumala?
The TTD has simplified the procedure of Thulabharam inside Srivari Temple and made it convenient for both the devotee and also for the Institution. ‘We had a tough task of handling tonnes of coins, hence the new procedure ‘says Nagender Rao, Thulabharam in-charge at Srivari Temple.
4. what is the meaning of tulabhara?
Tulabhara, also known as Tula-purusha (IAST: Tulāpuruṣa) or Tula-dana, is an ancient Hindu practice in which a person is weighed against a commodity (such as gold, grain, fruits or other objects), and the equivalent weight of that commodity is offered as donation.