The Sahasra Kalasa Abhishekam seva is offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthi-the
silver replica deity of Mula Virat, the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy
varu along with his two consorts, Sri Viswaksena-the chief commander of Lord. This
seva is performed to the deities after the second bell in the morning at the Bangaru
The Bhoga Srinivas Murthy is brought outside the Golden doorway and is connected
by means of thin silk rope with the Mula Virat inside the Garbhalayam (sanctum).
One end of the rope is tied round the feet of the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy while the
other end is placed near the Kathithasta of the Mula Virat, thus symbolically establishing
a relationship between the Main deity and the Bhoga Srinivas Murthy to achieve two
purposes. Firstly, it becomes clear that Bhoga Srinivasa is representing the Mula
Virat and secondly, it makes clear that the Pooja offered to the Bhoga Srinivasa
Murthy is nothing but the puja is assumed to have offered to the main deity.
Sri Malayappa Swamy with his two consorts Goddess Bhudevi and Sridevi are also brought
from the Sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili. The idol of Viswaksena is
also brought from the sanctum and placed outside the Bangaru Vakili.
One Thousand and Eight Silver Vessels filled with Abhisheka Thirtha otherwise known
as the “Parimala Teertham”-pure water with the aroma of sandal paste, along with
eight more Parivara Vessels and One Gold vessel filled with water are placed in
the Mantapam in front of Bangaru Vakili. The archakas recite Pancha Suktas and the
Pancha Shanthi Mantras.
Thirumanjana Abhishekam is offered to Sri Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy, Sri Malayappa
Swami and his consorts and Viswaksenula varu with the water in the 1008 Kalasas
and the other eight Parivara Kalasas. At the conclusion of the Tirumanjanam, the
water in the Golden Vessel alone will be carried by one Archaka to the accompaniment
of the recitation of Vedas and Mangala Vayidyas, round the Ananda Vimana Prakara,
the Dwajasthamba and then taken to the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Then an Archana is offered to the main deity and the water from the Golden Vessel
is sprinkled on the Feet of the main deity, thus symbolically including the Mula
Virat(main deity) also in the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam. This archana is offered in
private where a curtain will be drawn before the Mula Virat, with an Archaka alone
inside the temple.