Tulabharam significance, Process, Tirumala

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Tulabhram – A sacred Hindu ritual of gratitude and fulfillment


In ancient Hindu tradition, there is a beautiful ritual known as “Tulabharam”, which has a deep significance for devotees who want to express their gratitude to the divine and fulfill their wishes

Tulabharam practice dates back to Dwapara age and this time-honoured tradition is reverently observed till date.

The Essence

The essence of Tulabharama is the sincere desire of the devotee to give something equal to his burden in return for the blessings bestowed by the Lord.

Finally, when their hardships are over and their dreams come true, devotees come forward to perform this holy devotional ritual at temples like  Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam.

The Process

The process of performing tula bharama involves weighing offerings of equal weight to the offerer, be it rice, sugar, jaggery, alum jaggery, cash and even other grains.

In the past, people carried many objects to show their gratitude. But changing times have made the process much easier.

Devotees can now simply sit on the weighing scale and pay the equivalent of the chosen offering per kilo, with the temple authorities generously giving the same weight of the chosen items

The Importance

The importance of Tula Bharam goes beyond mere physical provision; It symbolizes the devotee’s willingness to give back to the divine with an open heart.

It represents the realization that their desires have been fulfilled not only through their efforts but also through Divine kindness.

Thus, the act of giving something equal to one’s weight is an act of humility, gratitude, and surrender to a higher power that manifests itself in power.

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