Thulabharam in Tirupati Temple – TTD Tulabharam

Thulabharam in Tirupati Temple is held at the Srivari Padi Kavali. In the Thulabaram ritual, a devotee sits on a pan of the weighing balance and the other pan is filled with materials greater than the weight of the devotee. Devotees usually offer sugar, jaggery or coins. The commodity used to weigh is donated to Tirupati Venkateswara Temple. TTD, the administrative body of the temple, provides the materials needed for performing Tulabharam.
Tirumala News writes about this unique ritual which is performed by more than 100 devotees daily.
On the left corner of the Padi kavili of the Srivari Temple one will see a large steel balance kept for weighing persons who want to fulfill their vow to Lord Venkateswara.
Nearly 100-200 persons fulfill their vow at this spot by donating commodities, metals or even coins worth their weight to Lord Venkateswara .
Legend says that Sri Venkateswara had become heavily indebted and had taken huge loans from kubera, the Hindu god of wealth and hence his devotees were contributing their mite to reduce his burden.
Devotees paid in all formats to their beloved deity. To facilitate the devotees to fulfill their vow the TTD had set up the Tulabharam at the entrance itself in association with the Indian Bank. Value of weight of coins are listed out and also the weight of commodities like rice, sugar, jaggery, sugar candy etc.
Devotees can also bring their own coin or grains which they can deposit in the Hundi.
The temple administration personally deposit only if they take the Thulabharam items from them. Our rates are as per the commodity and coin rates at which TTD had made the purchases" says B.Guna Sekhar Reddy, the officer in charge of the Thulabharam.
Tulabharam is available in two shifts of 12 hours and devotees can utilize the facility as per their convenience.