‘Suprabhatam’ is the first and foremost pre-dawn seva performed in the temple of Sri Saligrama Srinivasa. This ritual is performed at Sayana Mandapam inside sanctum sanctorum to wake up the Lord from His celestial sleep, amidst the rhythmic chanting of vedic hymns. Every day in the early hours acharyapurushas recite the hymns beginning with ‘Kausalya Supraja Rama Purva Sandhya Pravarthathe’ in front of the main deity.
’Suprabhatam’ is a Sanskrit term which literally means “Good Morning”.
This particular hymn consists of four parts including Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam
Suprabhatam-It means the awakening of Lord from His divine sleep and it consists of 29 slokas.
totram-These are the hymns in praise of Lord, consisting 11 slokas.
Prapatti-Meaning Total Surrender to the lord and it has 16 stanzas.
Mangalasasanam-It is the prayer sung in the glory of Lord consisting 14 stanzas.
Thus, Suprabhatam, composed by Prativadi Bhayankara Annan, a disciple of the celebrated Vaishnava Preceptor, Manavala Mamuni consists of a total of 70 slokas.
Worship the Lord during this early morning seva and feel immense solace with the first glimpse of His Divine Charm that which cannot be described in mere words.
Immediately after completing the ‘Suprabhatam’, Main sanctum is kept open.