The richness of Hindu Sanatana Dharma
is that it preaches
“Manava Sevaye Madhava
which means “Service to Humanity is Service to Divinity
acharyas like Tirumala Nambi, Ramanjuacharya, Ananthalvar and many others
dedicated their lives in the service of people thereby possed the heavenly
. The concept of Srivari Seva has been derived out of this noble thought
by TTD and was introduced in the year 2000
with an aim to serve the pilgrims who
throng Tirumala from far flung places to have darshan of Lord Venakteswara
Began with just 200 Srivari Sevakulu in the initial days, so far nearly five
lakh Srivari Sevakulu have rendered impeccable services to the fellow pilgrims
in their 14-long years of journey since its inception. Srivari Sevakulu hail
from Telengana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Maharastra,
Orissa, New Delhi, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand states also apart from Andhra Pradesh.
On any given day not less than 1000 Sevakulu
will be on service while during
festive and vacation seasons the figure triples. Srivari Seva will form as
integral part of worship at Tirumala.
The opinion of the Sevakulu is that “It
not only enlivens our spiritual life and also prepares our body and soul to act
as per the will of supreme Lord which is nothing but serving the fellow pilgrims
with love and affection”.