Many temples have listed sankalpa seva in their seva list. Please explain what is this.
- Sankalpa means resolution (an oath to do something)
- Seva means service (in this context, service performed to a celestial being)
As per gururaghavendra1.org, Sankalpa Seva involves the following steps:
- going to temple at a convenient time
- obtaining darshana
- taking the oath to perform Seva in the prescribed manner
- performing the Seva while following some strict rules