This one of the many majestic and divine rock formations in Tirumala comprising of 7 divine hills, which reiterates the fact that Lord Venkateswara Swami is every where… sarvAntaryAmi in Tirumala Hills. This naturally formed rock is found on the way to Tirumala Hills, exactly near the 16th Kilometre mark in the second ghat road, leading to magnificient Tirumala hills! This rock formation resembles the side face of Sri Mannaryana – Lord Srinivasa and this hill is believed to be the Venkatadri hill, upon which Lord Venkateswara’s self manifested Archa murthy resides. The closeup pic clearly shows Lord’s magnificent eyes, a kireetam which is similar to Moolavar’s plain kireetam as in his archa Vigraham. It is one of the rare magnificient, wonderful miracles of Lord found at Tirumala hills range. And this reminds us that if we have the eyes to look for Lord Narayana, He is verily found in every where at Tirumala Hills! Om Namo Venkatesaya!!
PRECIOUS STONES STUDDED GOLDEN IDOLS DONATED IN SRIVARI HUNDI
Tirumala, Oct 11, 2012 (P.R.O): An ananymous devotee expressed his largesse by donating Rs. 1.25cr worth precious stones studded idols of Lord Venkateswara and His two consorts Goddesses Lakshmi Devi and Padmavathi in Srivari Hundi.
Addressing media persons in front of Tirumala temple on Thursday evening, the TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam and JEO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju said that the devotee made this ‘golden’ offering in Srivari Hundi on 28th of September.
They said there are a total number of about 1014 diamonds, 552 rubies, 197 emeralds and one big Sapphire studded in the mulvirat(presiding deity
replica) idol. Later they briefed the details and released the pictures of the idols to media.
Details of the Idols:
Mula Virat Lord Venkateswara: Size about 14 inches and weight about 2.57kilos. Cost of the idol: Rs.1.2crores. There are 25 diamonds studded on golden platform where the lord is being laid, 90 diomonds in Disc(Chakram),
112 diamonds in Shanku(Conch), 199 in the crown, 44 diamonds in Namam(Tilak), 139 diamonds in 3 various jewels, 13 diamonds in the waist ornament.
While the weight of Goddess lakshmi is 101gms worth about Rs.2,92,900 and weight of Goddess Padmavathi is around 81gms costing about Rs.2,34,900.
Its my immense divine fortune today to have performed ‘Sukravara Abhishekamu’ (Friday Abhishekam) to the self-manifested Archa murthy of Lord Venkateswara Swami varu, Tirumala Hills. Its a pleasant, divine, once in a life time experience to have given this rare chance. It reminds me one of my way of approach, towards Archakatvam, Everytime an Archaka goes to perform Worship to Sri Mannarayana, He should think that it is his last chance in the world to do so, then He can give his best sraddha and bhakthi towards performing the Kainkaryam to please Lord Vishnu.
(The picture here is NOT THE ORIGINAL PICTURE OF LORD BALAJI’S SELFMANIFESTED ARCHA MURTHY AT TIRUMALA HILLS. Rather this is a replica of original temple set made by the governing body of the temple – TTD, to shoot how different sevas and rituals are conducted regularly to the Mulavirat of Tirumala sanctum as the pilgrim influx increases everyday and it is difficult to provide oppurtunity to all in these sevas. So TTD have picturised the sevas in this set by the same persons who do it originally in Tirumala temple, and is being telecasted by and by, in SVBC channel. Currently Suprabhatham and Thomala Seva are being telecasted everyday early in the morning. (from 6 AM to 7 AM).