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ASHTADALA PADA PADMARADHANA (ON TUESDAYS)(05:00 AM)
(COST RS 1250/- PER PERSON, PRASADAM : 2 BIG LADDUS, 2 VADAS,
1 UTTARIYAM OR 1 BLOUSE PIECE)
This seva is conducted after the second bell. This ritual was first introduced in
Srivari Temple in 1984 on the Golden Jubilee Year of TTD, when a Muslim
Devotee offered Lord Srinivasa 108 gold lotuses.
The archaka commences the puja by offering dhupa(arti stick) and deepa(lit the
lamp) to the main deity. Then he recites the divine names (108) of the Lord.
While uttering each name of the Lord, one golden lotus is offered at the holy feet
of the lord. On completion of the archana to the Mula Virat, archana is offered to
Goddesses Lakshmi and Padmavati. Later Ratha Harati is offered first, followed by