Abhisheka Dravya Danam
Every Friday, Abhishekam is performed for the main deity Sri Saligrama Srinivasa and Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi, in with holy river waters, Coconut water, Sandalwood paste, Turmeric, Milk, and Honey. These items can be donated physically at the temple or a monetary contribution can be made towards their purchase: Sandalwood powder, Turmeric powder, Kumkum, Milk, Honey, Coconut water, Dashangam Dhoopam (Incense).
Godanam (cow donation)
In accordance with the Vaikhanasa Agama Shastra, Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is worshipped with unadulterated cows milk and also is used for performing abhishekam. The cows are an integral part of the temples and their upkeep is one of the prime activities. The milk from these cows is offered to the Lord not only as it is, but also used in a variety of forms to prepare delicious offerings. The milk used for him is obtained exclusively from the temple cow, which is cared for and worshipped by the Temple.You can also sponsor the maintenance of the cows in the Goshala. You can also sponsor the maintenance of the cows in the Goshala.
Every Friday, a new namam (tilak) made of sacred Pachcha Karpooram (edible camphor) and black tailam is offered to the Lord after Abishekam (ritual bath)to the main diety. The first thing a devotee sees upon darshan of the Lord is his namam, then his feet. Devotees may physically offer edible camphor/black tailam or may monetarily make a donation towards the purchase of these items.
The food symbolically stands for our ignorant consciousness, which we place before god for spiritual enlightenment. After he suffuses it with knowledge and light and breathes a new life into our bodies, it makes us divine. When we share the prasad with others, we share the knowledge we thus gained with fellow beings. Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is daily offered cooked naivedyams (variety of food) such as Pulihora (tamarind rice), Dadhojana (yogurt rice), Chakara Pongal (sweet rice), and Ksheera payasam (sweet semolina). After being offered to him, the prasadam (sanctified food) is distributed amongst pilgrims who come for his darshan. Naivedya Danam allows one to sponsor a full day meal offering for Sri Saligrama Srinivasa.
Along with cooked Naivedya preparations, Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is offered fresh fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, sweet limes, pomegranate, pears, and others. Pilgrims may bring offerings of fresh fruits physically, or may make monetary contributions towards the purchase of them.
Pushpadaanam (Flower contribution)
During the daily Thomala Seva, Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is adorned with sweetly scented flower garlands of variety of flowers like rose, chrysanthemum, crossandra, etc. Flowers/ flower garlands may be offered physically, or a monetary contribution.
According to the Shastras and Puranas, Sri Srinivasa most favorite offering is that of the Tulsi leaf. These leaves are not only highly medicinal but also extremely powerful spiritually. They have the ability to sanctify water, and are considered the most important component of any Saligrama Puja. Offering of Tulsi to Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is truly a privilege and bestows one with immense Punya (merit) and sakala aishwarya (holistic prosperity). Those who wish to offer Tulsi leaves/ Tulsi garland to Sri Saligrama Srinivasa may do so physically at the main shrine or may make an online monetary contribution.
Vasthralakarana Seva( friday)
Every Friday after his Abhishekam (ritual bath), Sri Saligrama Srinivasa is adorned with beautiful hand-woven garments, melchat vastram bought and handed over by devotees participating in that seva. The devotees participating in Abhishekam and Vastralankarana Seva are allowed for post-Abhisheka darshan with new saree after offering naivedyam to the Lord. Those who wish to contribute monetarily towards the purchase of Sri Srinivasa garments may do so physically at the Temple or through the online.
Any order for this sponsorship are preferred to be received at least two days before the preferred date of sponsorship. An accurate mailing address must be provided, as the blessed prasadam from the seva will be sent through postal mail. Please be aware that it may take a few weeks to receive the prasadam through post.! Before each Seva is performed in Sri Srinivasa Saligrama Devasthanam, a “sankalpa” is done for sponsored devotees.