Thomala Seva Process:
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.
Known as Thodutha Malai in Tamil, 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 Ekantham(pilgrims are not allowed)during the rest of the week.
Devotees should gather at VQC-I . Only one person per ticket will be allowed.
Thomala Seva will be performed from 03:30 – 04:00 AM. Devotees should gather one hour before the Seva time at VQC-I
Thomala Seva is performed on Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday only.
Two Small laddus will be given
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