#Repost @sareeli thanks Vaishali fr these stunning #pics! Our #nabarangi #saree suits you perfectly! #diva #Goddess like #beauty you are!!
A 2 ply Mulberry Silk on the waft and 3 ply Malda silk on the weft.. 9 traditional motifs and 9 auspicious houses .
A very unusual colour in the Nabakothi.. @utkalamrita .Grabbed it the moment it was posted..
Wore it to a very special Darshan at Tirupathi, at 3 am this morning.
We got a chance, to do the Thomala seva .
The word “Thomala” means a garland of flowers. Hence this arjitha seva assumes importance of decorating the presiding deity with exquisitely tied colourful floral and Tulasi garlands after awakening Him from celestial sleep with Suprabhata Seva.
This arjitha seva is intended to call the special attention of the pilgrim grihasta who takes part paying requisite amount to witness the flower decoration of the “Mula Virat”(main deity)which takes place at the end of the puja.
The flower garlands in Yamunathurai are brought by the Periya Jiyar-the chief pontiff of Tirumala temple as per the traditional custom or by his Ekangi (disciple) in the temple, with a lighted torch in a procession to the rhythmic beat of Jeganta (handy bells)to the temple.
The flower garlands are made into several pieces and each piece being of a particular size to be adorned to the respective areas to enhance the Divine beauty of Lord in a spectacular manner. This seva lasts for about 30 minutes. This arjitha seva is performed only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays while in Ekantam(pilgrims are not allowed) otherwise.
This was followed by Archana Seva..
Archana Seva in Tirumala
This is the third most common daily seva in Tirupathi, generally performed after Thomala
The flowers are placed at the feet of lord vekateswara while reciting his 1008 names.
Feeling very blessed ...