Voluntary Service

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati

SRIVARI SEVA

VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE LORD OF SEVEN HILLS

        Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, is visited by millions of ardent devotees every year. With a view to render better service to these pilgrims who come from far-flung parts of the country, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has launched ‘Sri Vari Seva’.

        The Seva provides a unique opportunity to the devotees to serve fellow pilgrims and participate in devout service aimed at inculcating a sense of fellow-feeling and a spirit of service. According to the scriptures, the divine grace can be attained not only by worshipping the Lord in the sanctum sanctorum but also by serving His devotees. Thus, the ‘Srivari Seva’ ensures the added benefit of serving Lord Srinivasa through selfless service to His devotees.

        Under the seva, pilgrims can offer their voluntary service in the following areas:

1. Annadanam 2. Queue Lines 3. Kalyana Katta 4. Gardens 5. Laddu Counters

6. Vaikuntam Queue Complexes 7. Free Bus 8. Pilgrims Amenities Complexes

9. Information Centres 10. Vigilance 11. Health 12. Central Reception Office (CRO)

13. Srivari Thirunamam 14. Bus Stops 15. Pushkarini 16. Pusthaka prasadam etc.,

 

        The Pilgrims are free to choose the area according to their interest and aptitude. They may make spot registration at the cell functioning Inside RTC Bus stand Tirumala. Groups consisting of not less than 10 members and ready to work for atleast one week may participate in the seva on prior intimation and they will be provided with free food and accommodation at Tirumala. Bhajan troupes can also take part in this service which will be an inspiring experience to the participants. Professional like doctors, engineers, management executives and experts in their chosen fields who can render service to the devotees are welcome to offer their service through Srivari Seva.

 

        Srivari Seva will form an integral part of worship at Tirumala. It enlivens our spiritual life and prepares our body and soul to act to the will of the Supreme Lord. Through Srivari Seva TTD endeavours to perpetuate a noble tradition devotedly followed by our illustrious acharyas like Tirumala Nambi, Ramanujacharya and Ananthalvar.

 

        Devotees desirous of offering ‘Srivari Seva’ may please enroll themselves at ‘Srivari Seva Sadan’, Inside RTC Bus stand, Tirumala or write a letter to the Public Relations Officer, T.T.Devasthanams, K.T.Road, Tirupati. A.P.

 

GUIDELINES TO

SRIVARI SEVA VOLUNTEERS

  • A group consisting of not less than 10 members is eligible for rendering Srivari Seva for Seven days. The members should be spiritually motivated to offer selfless service. Interested voluntary groups can send their requisition letter containing the name, address, age, sex, profession and stamp size photograph etc. of each participant to the Public Relations Officer, TTD, administrative Building, K.T. Road, Tirupati – 517501 at least one month in advance.
  • Both men and women between 18 to 62 years of age are permitted for service.
  • The respective team leader / co-ordinators are requested to produce the total information about the volunteers / viz., Name, Father name / Husband name, Postal Address, Profession, Religion, Stamp size photo, Telephone No. if any to the Serivari Seva Sadan, Tirumala.
  • Srivari sevaks are advised not to bring children, aged and sick people along with them.
  • They should report to the superintendent / Officer on Special Duty at Srivari Seva Sadan, Inside RTC Bus stand, Tirumala on their arrival as per the dates mentioned in the order, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Free Accommodation will be provided to the sevaks in Seva Sadan. Sevaks are requested to bring their own lock & keys for locker. In case the accommodation is provided at Prilgrims Amenities Complex, the Srivari Sevaks should be ready to pay Rs. 200 towards caution deposit for locker and Rs. 100 for mat which is refundable.
  • Duties will be allotted everyday, at 4 p.m. at Srivari seva Sadan. Sevaks should be willing to perform duty at least for 6 hours daily.
  • Please wear Srivari Seva scarves while on duty. But they should not be worn while going for Srivari darsan and other places.
  • Sevaks are requested to attend Training session at Asthanamandapam or Seva Sadan at 7 a.m. on every Friday. It is a compulsory.
  • Always chant ‘Govinda’ and address everyone as ‘Govinda’.
  • Srivari Seva is purely a volunatary Service to extend help the visiting pilgrims. No payment, either in cash or kind, should be made to anyone for Srivari Seva.
  • The sevaks can take part in bhajans and nagara sankirtanas everyday. They can also utilize the musical instruments which are available in Srivari Seva Sadan.
  • No Temple duties to Srivari Sevaks.
  • Do perform Srivari Seva as a loving service to Lord Srinivasa.

 

 

        Devotees who want to offer Srivari Seva may enroll themselves at Seva Sadan, Tirumala:

For Further details contact:
Public Relations Officer, TTDs, K.T. Road, Tirupati.
Ph: 2264561 or A.P.R.O. cum O.S.D., Srivari Seva Sadan
Inside RTC Bus stand, Tirumala
Ph. 0877-2263544, 226 4271.

 

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