Suprabhatam is the first and foremost seva performed. This ritual is performed at Sayana Mandapam inside sanctum sanctorum to wake up the Lord from sleep.
Suprabhatam‘ is a Sanskrit term which means “Good Morning”. This particular hymn consists of four parts (29 slokas) including Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam.
Stotram – These are the hymns in praise of Lord, consisting 11 slokas. Prapatti – Meaning Total Surrender to the lord and it has 16 slokas. Mangalasasanam – It is the prayer sung in the glory of Lord consisting 14 slokas.
Every day in the early hours acharya purushas recite the hymns beginning with ‘Kausalya Supraja Rama Purva Sandhya Pravarthathe’ in front of the main deity at Bangaru Vakili. A descendant of Tallapaka Annamacharya sings few songs written by the great saint poet in praise of Lord.
This Seva is performed before the Bangaru Vakili, after which the Bhoga Srinivasa Murthy (Silver replica of the main deity and is also known as “Dhruva Beram”) who was laid in bed in the “Sayana Mantapa” is shifted back to “Garbha Griha” to commence activities for the day.
Immediately after completing the ‘Suprabhatam’, Bangaru Vakili is kept open. The ritual lasts for over 30 minutes. Later Navanitha Harathi and a mixture of Cow’s milk, butter and sugar will be offered to Lord.