Suprabhata Seva

कौसल्या सुप्रजा रामा——Kousalya Supraja Rama:

PB Annan (1430 AD) who composed Venkateswara Suprabhatham borrowed the very first stanza from Valmiki Ramayana. It is believed that the poet could not come up with any better opening stanza than the sage Vishwamithra’s wake up call to young Rama.

In all, Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham consists of 4 parts totaling 70 stanzas.

  1. Suprabhatham literally means ‘ Auspicious Morning’ and consists of 29 verses.
  2. Sthothram means an ‘ Entreaty’ consists of 11 verses.
  3. Prapatthu means complete surrender and consists of 16 verses.
  4. Mangala Saasanam literally means praising Lord’s noble qualities of glory and auspiciousness. It consists of 14 stanzas.

The second stanza in Suprabhatham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu describing him as Lotus eyed Lord Vishnu ( Kamalaa Kantha)

The 3, 4th stanzas are dedicated to Sri Mahalakshmi, invoked as the consort of Sri Venkareshwara.

Next 24 stanzas address him as Seshadri Sekhar’s Vibho, Venkata Chalapathi. Venkata Pathi, and Vrisha Saila Pathi, greeting him the auspicious morning in His avatar as Venkateshwara in Bhu Loka.

The last and the 29th stanza states that ‘ the reciters develop intellect and conduce towards Paramathma, the highest desired state of Moksha or beatitude.